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Berkshire Environmental Resource Center (BERC)

"The Berkshire Environmental Resource Center at MCLA is a wonderful resource for MCLA students and a wonderful asset to our community" 

—Congressman John Olver, 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts

The Berkshire Environmental Resource Center (BERC) at MCLA was established in 2005 to advance student and faculty research, promote environmental awareness and preservation throughout the community, and serve as a resource center for students, faculty, and community members. 

The goals of the BERC are to strengthen the educational experience in environmental areas and sustainability, both for students at MCLA, and for the community that benefits from BERC programming. Further, the BERC strives to serve as a model for educational outreach.

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 MCLA is Going Green! What can you do?

recycling bin

 A campus-wide program that aims to increase recycling, reduce energy use and invest in our campus and community's sustainability.

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 Our community partners. MCLA and Berkshire area working together.