Green Amherst

Sustainability at 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. Check back as we update this site with ways to get involved and updates on our progress. 

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COP21 and Climate Politics: Follow 5 students as they learn about global climate negotiations, on their blog and on facebook!  


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Get involved in our exciting Eco-Rep pilot program!  

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Climate Action Plan