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…

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…

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)…