Endowment 101 (in under 4 minutes)

Do you feel like you don’t know enough about how money is spent by Mount Holyoke? We don’t blame you – college finance is confusing and non-transparent. We did some research and worked with the amazingly talented Mount Holyoke Broadcasting Channel to create this short piece to clarify misconceptions about how college finances work. Spend the next…

Non-Donation Pledge

The Climate Justice Coalition started a Non-Donation Pledge for students and alumni to sign stating they won’t be donating money to Mount Holyoke until they commit to divesting from fossil fuels. We started this pledge because of how the administration has ignored student voices. This pledge is fossil fuel divestment specific, but there are countless examples…

A Letter to Prospective Students

Dear Prospective Students, You deserve an administration that listens to you and values your thoughts, experiences, and stories. You deserve an administration that actively responds to your concerns. You deserve representative faculty who share some of your lived experiences. You deserve an administration that is transparent and accountable. You deserve an administration that provides adequate…

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…