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Elissa Brown: taking on campus sustainability

Elissa Brown: taking on campus sustainability

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

October 7, 2019

After former Campus Sustainability Coordinator Brandon Bishop’s departure last year, Whitman welcomed its third-ever campus sustainability coordinator in April of 2019 with the arrival of Elissa Brown. She holds the only full-time sustainability position at Whitman. The campus sustainability coordin...

Reconsidering Sustainability

Dana Walden, Opinion Columnist

November 2, 2018

A few weeks ago, the Wire published a letter written by a former Whitman student, Vivian Voth, in which Voth details why she left Whitman. In her view, the college is not as sustainable as it could be, and such inaction warranted her transfer. Voth places most of the Whitman community’s apathy on the col...

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Georgia Lyon

November 19, 2015

By the spring of 2016, some of Whitman’s physics students will have finished building a vertical axis wind turbine. The wind turbine, which will be located between Penrose Library and Harper Joy Theater, will be the first student-constructed wind turbine on a college campus. Because of the relatively...

Whitman Renovates Hall of Science to Comply with Standards

Whitman Renovates Hall of Science to Comply with Standards

Helen Angell

March 6, 2014

The Hall of Science and Memorial Hall's heating and cooling system, as well as Whitman's irrigation infrastructure, are undergoing renovations this semester in order to comply with national environmental standards. The system received an environmental award when it was originally built, and it...

Meet Tristan Sewell, Whitman’s New Sustainability Coordinator

Dylan Tull

August 6, 2013

While Whitman students have a reputation for being environmentally forward thinking, there has never been a permanent staff member to harness that passion on a wider scale in terms of school policy and plans for the future. New Sustainability Coordinator Tristan Sewell, who arrived on campus on Monday, July 1, is hoping to end ...

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