Green Amherst

Amherst College is deeply committed to sustainability. We strive to set an example of responsible stewardship by establishing sound policies and practices that promote resource conservation and minimize our environmental impact.

Sustainability is a core principle that guides all of Amherst College’s operations—from the food served to the vehicles driven. While our institution has made great strides, we recognize we can and should do better. In October 2014, we established the Office of Environmental Sustainability to further support our efforts to improve our operational sustainability and engage students on sustainability issues both inside and outside the classroom.

Students harvest vegetables on the Book and Plow Farm

Get Involved!

Click the link below to learn more about sustainability-related events happening on campus!