Youth Voices for the Environment

Are you a young person in our community who is working in your school, neighborhood, town, family, and beyond to guide and influence environmental issues and the conversation around climate change? Amplify your work with the Hitchcock Center! Learn more...



Build Better Podcast Features Hitchcock Center

In Episode #11 of the Build Better podcast Sam Batchelor of designLAB Architects and Jessica Schultz of the Hitchcock Center discuss the Center’s Living Building as an advocacy tool for social and environmental change. Listen here...


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"Earth Matters" is in the Daily Hampshire Gazette every two weeks.

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"On Easter, my husband said, 'They’re back!' He beckoned me into the barn, and we peered up at the ceiling. There, in a crack in one beam, was a dark wriggling mass. The bats were back!”
‘Nuff said. Here’s the August 17 Earth Matters, by contributor Mary Harrington. Enjoy!

P.S. If you’re unable to access the Gazette page, wait a few days and go to the Hitchcock Center website,, where you’ll find the article on the home page.
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Citizen scientists can submit leaf samples from their hometowns through the end of August
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If you've been on one of our building tours, you know that we talk about some forever chemicals, like PFAS, that are prohibited in materials used in Living Buildings. By saying "No" to materials containing these chemicals, our project and others like it help put market-based pressure on manufacturers to eliminate its use (at least in building related materials) and help make a statement that we will not tolerate these chemicals in our environment, in our bodies, or in the bodies of wildlife. What can you do to purchase PFAS free?

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Want to taste the winning cocktail at Battle of the Botanicals? A 10-pack of raffle tickets = a chance to win: Red Sox tickets, local adventures, romantic getaways, etc, + a free sample of the winning drink! Tickets: #AmherstMA #BatteloftheBotanicals HitchcockCenter photo

Dill! Beet! Ginger! Rose! Mint! Basil! Rhubarb! Sorrel! How will these botanicals be used and which will be your favorite this year? We’re on the edge of our seats with mouthwatering anticipation! Get tickets: #AmherstMA #BattleoftheBotanicals HitchcockCenter photo

We have a few spaces still open in Nature Summer Camp this summer! Check what's available and register at our website #AmherstMA #WesternMA #SummerCamp #NatureSummerCamp HitchcockCenter photo

The 4th annual Battle of the Botanicals boasts an outstanding line-up of talented chefs & mixologists. Join us to see who makes it to the competition stage! AND new this year...stay for the after party. Details & tickets: #AmherstMA #BattleoftheBotanicals HitchcockCenter photo

@MAGreenBuilding Thank you for sharing our project! We just want to clarify that @HitchcockCenter is an independent nonprofit org, not affiliated with a college.

Western MA is committed to social equity and environmental responsibility. We believe our building exemplifies that commitment. What does sustainability look like in your community? #AmherstMA #WesternMA #WesternMass #LivingBuilding #SustainabilityMatters #HealthyBuildings

Hitchcock Center's headquarters is 23rd building across the globe, to earn a Certified Living Building Award for achieving the @livingbuilding Challenge from the @Living_Future Institute. #LivingBuilding #SustainabilityMatters #NetZero #BuildTheChange

There's still time to help us meet our #ValleyGivingTuesday goal to raise $10,000 for our Scholarship Fund! Your donation helps meet a matching challenge & will ensure we can fill our Nature Summer Camp with more children. HitchcockCenter photo

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