Dining Services

Local Hero Val Banner

Amherst College Dining Services strives to buy locally grown products whenever possible. Not only does such an initiative promote support of local businesses and the local economy, it also promotes sustainability.

Sustainability at Amherst

Solar panels on top of Mayo-Smith HouseAmherst 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.This Web page is designed to highlight how Amherst College conserves and supports sustainable use of natural resources through our p

Book & Plow Farm

Since 2013, Book & Plow Farm has been supplying great produce to Valentine dining hall, and educational, social, and work experiences for students and the Amherst community.  For more information, and to sign up for their CSA or Birds and Breakfast, please visit their website www.bookandplow.com

Earth Week 2015

Amherst College to Establish New Office of Environmental Sustainability

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 1:12 PM

Amherst College is establishing an Office of Environmental Sustainability and will be launching a national search for the office’s first director, marking a major milestone in the college’s longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability.   

Solar panels on the roof of Mayo-Smith House

WGGB-TV: Amherst College Goes Green

The college’s sustainability initiatives were covered at length in this piece that appeared on the local ABC News affiliate.

Amherst College Earns High Marks on Sustainability Report Card

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
January 30, 2008 Contact: Emanuel Costache '09 Media Relations Intern 413/542-2321 Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Botanist and Environmentalist Peter H. Raven to Speak at Amherst College Monday, Oct. 29

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
October 8, 2007 Contact: Emanuel Costache '09 Media Relations Intern 413/542-2321 Stacey Schmeidel Director of Public Affairs 413/542-2321

Student Life at Amherst

Amherst students have countless opportunities to enrich their educations through co-curricular and extracurricular activities. A student might go to hear a guest speaker in anthropology, take a karate class, sing in an a cappella concert and then help paint a house with Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity—all in a single week!