Sustainability

Mount Holyoke College recognizes that climate change is threatening people and ecosystems around the globe, and that without intervention, that impact will continue to escalate. We all share a responsibility to seek solutions to prevent future devastating consequences to our natural world and our lives.

As an educational institution, Mount Holyoke is in a position to lead by educating students and the broader community on the science of climate change, as well as on the political, economic and social factors influencing it. The College is committed to reducing its environmental impact on the planet. To that end, it has set the goal of carbon neutrality by 2037, the College’s 200th anniversary.

Mount Holyoke College also has a responsibility to environmental sustainability, and to understanding its connection to multiple communities — locally and globally — both in terms of the people moving through the institution and the resources it consumes. Mount Holyoke is committed to advancing its core education and research to impact leadership in local and global sustainability and to foster a culture of sustainability on campus.

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Living and Working Green

Learn how you can help further the College's commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of campus operations and student life on campus.

Sustainability at a Glance

The College is committed to reducing our environmental footprint in areas such as energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, recycled materials and more.
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Current Projects

Ongoing projects include responsible energy use, recycling, water conservation, land stewardship and more.
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Sustainability Task Force

A group of campus partners developed a plan to address climate change, evaluate current progress on sustainability, and identify future opportunities.
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Carbon Neutrality 2037

Mount Holyoke has set the goal of carbon neutrality by 2037, the College’s 200th anniversary.
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Sustainability Data Archive

Explore the archive to find data collected through student coursework in sustainability, faculty research and other data related to sustainability.