1. Hampshire College permanently protecting 46 acres of land as part of meeting Living Building challenge

    Hampshire College permanently protecting 46 acres of land as part of meeting Living Building challenge

    The protected land, owned by Hampshire College, is on the northeast flank of the Mount Holyoke Range near Bay Road and Chumura Road. It will serve as a resource for outdoor education and research as well as offering public access via a designated hiking trail, according to a press release. Hampshire is applying for Living Building Certification for its R. W. Kern Center, currently under construction, and as part of that, it is required to preserve an equal amount of land taken by the project.

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    1. Western Massachusetts' ranges and landscapes are a treasured resource. Hampshire's partnership with local and state organizations will help conserve these vistas and habitats for future generations.
    2. Hampshire College is leading the way to show how educational institutions can protect and care for their land as part of a commitment to environmental sustainability, not only on their core campus but in natural areas that are critical to the entire Pioneer Valley.
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