Plans for a Sustainable Campus

The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2021 establishes four Strategic Priorities for the College, and highlights environmental sustainability as a priority for the future. Specifically, it includes the call to “amplify and promote environmental efforts to fulfill our responsibility to the future of our campus and the planet.”

The Sustainability Plan

The implementation plan includes a number of commitments to amplify and promote environmental efforts, including:

  • advancing environmental stewardship on campus
  • developing a more robust environmental studies curriculum
  • promoting the numerous opportunities to advance student-faculty environmental research and pedagogical innovation afforded by the Mount Holyoke College campus landscape
  • establishing a presidential sustainability task force

Sustainability Task Force

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Acting President Sonya Stephens established the Mount Holyoke College Sustainability Task Force in January 2017 to develop a campus sustainability plan and have an impact on climate change on campus. Members of the task force will evaluate current progress on sustainability and identify future opportunities to pursue more progressive actions related to campus sustainability and our environment curriculum.