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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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Whitman Alumni Find Environmentalist Views Evolving

Sam Chapman May 13, 2013
Environmental issues are a prominent concern amongst Whitman activists, yet many claim that their youthful idealism dies out once faced with the 'real world.' Here, the Circuit catches up with four environmentally-minded alumnae to see how post-grad life has affected their environmental vision.

Individual Blame Won’t Address Environmental Problems

Sam Chapman April 25, 2013
The Earth does not need saving, we do, and we must adjust our activism accordingly.

Divestment Should Be More than Just Symbolic

April 11, 2013
Although the divestment campaign is important, we can’t afford to politely ask that everyone around us change, oil companies included, if we can’t take the first step and change ourselves.
Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Sam Chapman February 14, 2013
Even if the current campaign to divest from fossil fuels is unsuccessful in its stated goals, it will still have succeeded in making a political statement that resonates with a nation-wide project to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
Whitman Investments in Fossil Fuels Spurs Divestment Movement

Whitman Investments in Fossil Fuels Spurs Divestment Movement

Lachlan Johnson January 24, 2013
In its most recent effort to organize efforts to combat global warming, Climate Campus Challenge (CCC) aims to change Whitman College’s investment policy to encourage the college to withdraw funds, or "divest", from fossil fuel companies.

Mug share, bike share programs encourage campus participation

Allison Work April 26, 2012
The month leading up to Earth Day brought new ways of being green to campus as Campus Climate Challenge unveiled two new “share” programs: a pilot bike share program and a Reid Campus Center mug share. Both projects aim to bring students resources not currently at Whitman.

Cool the Schools returns with new curriculum

Allison Bolgiano March 31, 2012
In late April, Whitman students will teach fourth and eighth graders about climate change in the fourth year of Cool the Schools, a program that gives Whitman students the opportunity to teach local elementary school students more about climate change.
Credit: Faith Bernstein

Campus Climate Challenge cuts corn syrup consumption in name of conservation

Emily Lin-Jones February 16, 2012
Campus Climate Challenge challenged its members to avoid consuming any products containing high fructose corn syrup earlier last week. The challenge was the second in a series of week-long challenges the club has planned for the spring semester.
Credit: Alle Felt

Composting Center opens with ribbon cutting ceremony

Allie Felt November 3, 2011
Members of the Industrial Composting Working Group and Campus Climate Challenge hold a ceremony to introduce the public to the newly installed vermicomposter on Saturday, Oct. 29. The shed is home to over 45,000 worms.

Campus Climate Challenge plans events, protests dirty energy

Dylan Tull September 29, 2011

When faced with the biggest environmental issues in recent memory, Whitman students are not known to remain silent.   Whitman's Campus Climate Challenge (CCC) has had a history of being in the forefront...

Credit: Allie Felt

Composting project explores sustainability

Allison Work September 22, 2011
It's all part of a new composting program put into place this year by a team of students from Campus Climate Challenge, a Whitman club focused on environmental issues. The program looks to reduce the amount of garbage produced by the dining halls by providing an alternate place for the food waste to go.

Gotta love a big block of cheese

Liz Forsyth November 17, 2009
In the footsteps of deceased President Andrew Jackson, ASWC held its first Big Block of Cheese Day to gather student voices on a variety of pressing campus issues.
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