Fulfilling our Environmental Responsibility

treesAt Northampton, we recognize that our campuses are a part of the broader environment that we call home. That's why we use earth-friendly practices whenever possible around campus.

Our green campus commitment includes:

  • An active Sustainability Committee—a group of students, staff, and faculty members who work together to bring earth-friendly initiatives to NCC—that meets on main campus the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in CC166. For more information, contact Professors Shauna Gobble and Karen Klein.
  • The East 40 Community Garden and Nature Area—a place where students and members of the community work together, or individually, to both teach and learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship.
  • Educational opportunities, including credit courses in environmental sciences, environmental problems, and climate change; non-credit courses in gardening, composting, bee-keeping, landscaping, food preservation and raising poultry; and special campus events, such as Earth Day, Meatless Mondays, campus clean-ups, and many others!
  • Single-stream recycling on our campuses. Everything recyclable can be placed in one bin.
  • Additional opportunities to volunteer on environmental projects, such as species monitoring and other conservation activities. For more information, contact Dr. John Leiser, Professor of Biology at the Monroe Campus, at jleiser@northampton.edu.

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