Jessica Shultz of the Hitchock Center for the Environment takes us on a video tour of the state-of-the art, net-zero building on the campus of Hampshire College. The Hitchcock Center was founded in 1962 by Ethel Dubois (1906–1987), a retired guidance counselor, who was inspired by the works of Rachel Carson, whose work condemned the indiscriminate use of pesticides and shaped environmental consciousness. Dubois bought a farm in Leverett and with a handful of dedicated volunteers, provided summer camp and nature programs for low-income children, primarily from Holyoke and Springfield.
Hitchcock Center Tour
Thursday, March 21, 2019