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.