Val has made to-go cups less accessible in the hopes of reducing unnecessary waste. Some staff say it is part of a larger plan to phase out all plastic and paper materials.
An open house Sunday marked the first public viewing of 28 sustainable affordable housing units located on Northampton Road, adjacent to Pratt Field, with statements from state congresspeople, funders, and town partners.
The completion of the Lyceum set off a chain of moves across campus. The Writing Center and the newly-formed Strategic Learning Center now occupy the second floor of Frost, while the Office of Sustainability has set up shop in Charles Pratt.
Nestled in the heart of Amherst, the Humble Peach is a vegan bakery-cafe that opened last spring. The Student traces its origins, culinary philosophy, and secret ingredients, which culminate not only in a delicious, plant-based menu but action toward more sustainable food systems.
Staff Writer Pho Vu ’23 highlights the potential sustainability benefits of a symbiotic relationship with the squirrels on campus.
The college announced on May 1 that to-go containers will no longer be provided in Val beginning this summer, citing budgetary and sustainability concerns.
On March 13, construction began on the college’s project to transition all buildings to carbon-free heating and cooling systems. The construction represents the next stage of the college’s sweeping Climate Action Plan (CAP), which commits Amherst to full decarbonization by 2030.