Saving the Turtles

September 24, 2009

Spotting the brownish-gray and orange shell of the wood turtle in hay fields or along the banks of rivers in Western Massachusetts these days has become an increasingly rare occurrence.

But not if AmherstCollege can help it.

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Drivers of Change

Submitted on Thursday, 10/18/2012, at 3:38 PM

By Katherine Duke ’05

Photos by Rob Mattson

In the parking lot next to Grosvenor House, off of Route 9, you’ll notice two unusual new features: a small standing structure called a PEP Station and a parking space labeled ELECTRIC CAR ONLY. The Amherst College campus can now serve as a pit stop for charging up electric vehicles, and Amherst College Emergency Medical Services (ACEMS) now uses such a vehicle to come to students’ aid, thanks primarily to two juniors who are “very into cars” and eager to see Amherst become a leader in the movement toward greener automotive technology and infrastructure.

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It’s Easy Being Green: Continued Strides in Sustainability at Amherst College

September 8, 2008   

AMHERST, Mass. — When Amherst College students returned to their alma mater last week, they may have noticed what Jim Brassord, director of facilities and associate treasurer for campus services, calls a “big green reminder of our commitment to the environment”: Solar panels on Mayo-Smith House, one of the most visible residence halls on campus located at the corner of Route 9 and 116 in Amherst.