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A Greener Way to Go: Eva Moseley ’53 and Green Burial

Did you know that formaldehyde, the main chemical used in embalming, is a carcinogen? Or that embalming usually isn’t required by law? And those outrageously priced coffins that are sold to grieving family? Not necessary at all. Death isn’t anybody’s favorite topic of conversation, but…... » Read more

Ayesha Mustafa ’02: Fashion ComPassion

Imagine a world in which you could fill your closet with stylish, handcrafted, sustainably manufactured clothing and accessories. Now imagine that it’s affordable and the artisans (mostly women) who created it are paid well, and that their communities benefit in myriad ways from having your…... » Read more

MHC Moment: April 2013

Mount Holyoke president, Lynn Pasquerella ’80, welcomed former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, to campus on March 9 to discuss “Looking at Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue.” Author of Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice, which was published March 5, Robinson has spent…... » Read more

Dana Rubin ’12 and Hannah Blackmer ’12 Hit the Road, Seeking Sustainable-Living Ideas

Grease-Car Odyssey

Dana Rubin ’12 and Hannah Blackmer ’12 Hit the Road, Seeking Sustainable-Living Ideas On Labor Day weekend, a white Mercedes pulled up in front of the Pedal People house in Florence, Massachusetts. The car, a 1991 model that runs on alternative fuels, disgorged Dana Rubin…... » Read more