MHCJC Stands Against White Supremacy

The Mount Holyoke Climate Justice Coalition stands in solidarity with people fighting white supremacy, particularly communities of color, Jewish communities, and other directly affected groups, in the aftermath of the August 12, 2017 events in Charlottesville, Virginia. White supremacy is not “back”: it has continued to exist in varying manifestations throughout the history of the…

What’s a Commitment? — Drumpf, Mount Holyoke, and the Paris Climate Accord

On June 1, 2017 Mr. Drumpf announced that the United States would renege on their commitment to the Paris Climate Accord. Despite the flaws in the Paris Climate Accord 1,2, the current administration’s decision is disheartening for people around the globe and shows its blatant disregard for human existence on the planet. “Our collective future…

MHCJC Condemns the Board of Trustees’ Vote

The Mount Holyoke Climate Justice Coalition (MHCJC) is not surprised by the Board of Trustees’ decision to remain invested in fossil fuels. After four years, the Board has finally voted, but has failed to reflect the overwhelmingly clear desires of the Mount Holyoke community. Mount Holyoke should continue funding sustainable initiatives on campus, but these…

MHC Senate Votes in Support of Fossil Fuel Divestment

On February 21st, Mount Holyoke Senate voted in support of the Climate Justice Coalition Statement on divesting MHC’s endowment from fossil fuels. CJC presented at Senate last week to inform them of the Mount Holyoke campaign history, the drive behind fossil fuel divestment, and the financial aspect of divestment. The Senate was presented with two statements: the…

Post-Election Statement – Climate Justice Coalition

Fuck Donald Trump. As individuals and as an org, the Climate Justice Coalition is frightened on behalf of our lives, the lives of people we love, and for our work for climate justice. This is not business as usual, and we should never let it become normal. Everything Trump stands for ultimately endangers all of…

The Climate Justice Coalition Stands With Standing Rock

The Mount Holyoke Climate Justice Coalition stands in solidarity with those fighting for justice at Standing Rock. As an organization that works for intersectional climate justice, this is not an issue that we can ‘choose’ to take a stand on – it is a cause inherent to our mission. What is occurring at Standing Rock…

“Climate Justice is Social Justice”: Mount Holyoke Students Rally for Intersectional Climate Justice

SOUTH HADLEY, Massachusetts — On Friday, October 14, student activists at Mount Holyoke College came together in solidarity for intersectional climate justice. Mount Holyoke Climate Justice Coalition (CJC) led a rally to demonstrate how climate justice is related to other social justice efforts, such as animal rights and #BlackLivesMatter. Climate change disproportionately affects women, children,…

Mount Holyoke Climate Justice Coalition By The Numbers

Years active: 4 Hours of work: 500+ Number of MHC students who voted yes to divest from fossil fuels (in 2014 student referendum): 1,049 Percent of the faculty who support divestment: 92 Percent of the Mount Holyoke Senate in support of the CJC statement for divestment: 84% (93% of senators were present for the vote)…