Sustainability at Mount Holyoke

Local and Global Sustainability: A Commitment to Leading with Distinction

Mount Holyoke College recognizes that climate change is threatening people and ecosystems around the globe, and that without interventions 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 the political, economic and social factors influencing it. We also have a responsibility to reducing the College’s environmental impact on the planet.

We also have a responsibility to environmental sustainability, and to understanding our connection to multiple communities — locally and globally — both in terms of the people moving through the College and the resources it consumes. The College 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.