Reduce Your Footprint

The College is actively working to reduce our footprint in a number of areas including: energy and climate change, waste reduction and recycling, green building, responsible land management, water conservation, and hazardous materials management.

What can you do?

Reduce Your Waste

Small room-sized recycling bins are available in the basement of every residence hall for students to take to their rooms. Larger, centrally-located recycling bins are located on each floor within the residence halls and in all academic and administrative buildings.

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Waste Reduction & Recycling

Learn the what, why and how of the Mount Holyoke recycling program.
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Recycling FAQ for New Students

Wondering what to do with those move-in boxes? Find the answers to general questions about how recycling works at Mount Holyoke.
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Reduce Waste Where You Eat

Tips for reducing the amount of waste produced during and after meals.

Save Water and Energy

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Shrink Your Water Footprint

Get tips and guidelines to help conserve water while living and working on campus. Learn how water is supplied to Mount Holyoke.
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Save Energy

Learn how to save energy in the residence halls, in the laundry room, around campus and getting around.