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Recycling Reconsidered

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter December 7, 2017

China currently processes the vast majority of the West Coast’s recycling, including the recycling from Whitman and Walla Walla. However, by the end of 2017, China will no longer accept some types...

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New Sophomore Dorm to be Completed Fall ’18

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter September 18, 2017

By this time next year, two new buildings will be completed on the southern side of Whitman’s campus: a residence hall for sophomores and a large dining hall. The new sophomore residence hall...

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

Tiny houses – Students Work for Sustainability

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter April 27, 2017

On April 8, a group of Whitman students attended the Tiny House Conference in Portland, and hope to build one on campus within the next two years. Margo Heffron, Dani Schlenker and Caroline Ashford...

Emission Control

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter February 16, 2017
Bishop entered his position in September with the express goal of ensuring the college’s progress toward the Climate Action Plan it adopted last May. That plan aims toward total carbon neutrality by 2050 through a combination of emissions reductions and carbon offsets.
Brandon Bishop, Sustainability Coordinator. Photo by Henry Honzel.

New Sustainability Coordinator Shares Vision

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter November 10, 2016

During the past two months a new face has been on campus. The new Sustainability Coordinator, Brandon Bishop, began work this year on the implementation of the Climate Action Plan and on centralizing the...

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