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Botanic Garden
The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden maintains a diverse, well-documented and accurately labeled, living plant collection that supports and enhances teaching and research for the faculty and students of Mount Holyoke College. The Botanic Garden also promotes conservation of the world's natural resources, and a better understanding and appreciation of the relationship between humanity and the rest of the natural world.

Center for the Environment
The Center for the Environment’s programs and activities offer frames for interdisciplinary, cross-cultural dialogue and partnerships that link teaching, research, and community service. By integrating teaching, research, and community service, the Center seeks to increase awareness of local, national, and global realities and to encourage all members of campus to act as responsible citizens of the Earth.

Department of Earth and Environment
The Department of Earth and Environment offers three different academic majors: Environmental Studies, Geology, and Geography. Each provides unique opportunities to explore Earth’s many environments and human connections to them.

Environmental Action Coalition (EAC)
The Environmental Action Coalition (EAC) aims to educate and engage the Mount Holyoke College community in ecological responsibility, which shall be both locally and globally focused. As members of this community, we challenge the College to adopt and commit to conservation and sustainability through its institutional practices. We shall encourage students to consider their individual impact on, responsibilities to and relationship with both their immediate and larger environments. Through a process of collective learning, interactive campaigns, and community involvement both within and beyond the College’s Gates, EAC empowers the College community to be a leader in sustainable practices. EAC leads the Mount Holyoke community in the pursuit of environmental justice, as it pertains to each person, each place, and each living system.

Environmental Stewardship
MHC’s Environmental Stewardship program works to reduce the environmental footprint of college operations looking at both everyday operations and long term planning. The stewardship program is organized around five focus areas:

- environmentally responsible green building design and construction
- energy use and climate change
- waste reduction and recycling
- environmentally sensitive grounds practices
- hazardous materials management

Staff, students, and faculty collaborate to define the environmental impacts of college operations, identify ways to reduce those impacts, measure our progress, and continuously work to reduce our environmental footprint.

Center for the Environment
Talcott Greenhouse South
50 College Street
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA 01075
Phone: 413-538-3091

Copyright © 2006 Mount Holyoke College. This page created and maintained by Center for the Environment. Last modified on April 16, 2006.