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Whitman Alumni Find Environmentalist Views Evolving

Sam Chapman May 13, 2013

At Whitman, ideals are one thing you can always count on finding somewhere. There is no shortage of people who believe strongly in something––in the end of rape culture, the abolition of modern slavery,...

Individual Blame Won’t Address Environmental Problems

Sam Chapman April 25, 2013

I find it hard to recall the moment I first became an environmentalist. It's not as defined as the instant I became a writer (after reading "The Amber Spyglass" at the age of 11) or an environmental humanities...

Divestment Should Be More than Just Symbolic

April 11, 2013

This column was contributed by Martha Sebald '14 This past weekend, a few dozen students and student representatives crowded into Reid Campus Center for an informational hearing to help ASWC determine...

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Sam Chapman February 14, 2013

On March 15, 1986, Whitman's Board of Trustees voted on a divestment proposal for the first time. Students and faculty had both submitted resolutions urging the Board to remove companies from the college's...

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...

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....

Cool the Schools returns with new curriculum

Allison Bolgiano March 31, 2012

In 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...

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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 last week. The challenge was the second in a series of week-long challenges the club...

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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...

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

While most Whitties' daily wanderings don't involve passing through a small corner of campus behind Jewett and Lyman, anyone who has recently walked along Stanton Street may have noticed a small red shed...

Gotta love a big block of cheese

Liz Forsyth November 17, 2009

Big Block of Cheese Day was by all accounts a success, especially when measured by the cheese. By 6:30 p.m., the block of sage white cheddar cheese had been whittled down to a small cube, while senior...

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