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Weighing In On Whitman’s Food Waste

Weighing In On Whitman’s Food Waste

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2016

This past week, student representatives from the Campus Climate Coalition (CCC) and the ASWC Sustainability Committee, as well as a sustainability fellow from Bon Appétit organized “Weigh the Waste” events at Prentiss and Jewett dining halls.

Upcoming Climate Action Plan Promotes Campus Sustainability

Kamna Shastri, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

Imagine a wind turbine, its blades slowly turning as it stands between the science building, Harper Joy Theater, and Penrose Library. Picture a campus shimmering with the reflections of solar panels, retrofitted for rooftops. Think of going to the dining hall and leaving with a reusable to-go box in...

Many groups fund activism workshop

Linnaea Weld

October 3, 2014

Today artist and activist Dana Lyons will be offering both a workshop and concert for students. Campus Climate Challenge (CCC) has been working on bringing Lyons to campus since last semester, but many groups on campus have helped to put on today's events. Senior Collin Smith was instrumental in gaining...

Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized

Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized

Lorah Steichen

October 31, 2013

While many Whitman students spent the third weekend of October consumed in midterm studies, members of Campus Climate Challenge were off campus engaging in a weekend of activism. Eight students traveled to Pittsburgh, Penn. to attend Power Shift, a biannual national environmental youth activism confer...

Spotlight Fades From Divestment

Spotlight Fades From Divestment

Hannah Bartman

October 17, 2013

Zealous environmentalism and student activism meet head on in the international college campaign of divestment. The peak of this issue was reached at Whitman during environmental activist Bill McKibben's speech in May of the last school year. Students became impassioned and involved in the campaign for Whitman to divest...

Internships Provide Professional Avenues for Students’ Environmental Passions

Serena Runyan

September 12, 2013

This summer, several environmentally conscious Whitman students flooded the internship scene. Their experiences ranged from collecting data in the field, editing radio advertisements or protesting with united mining workers, but all were able to put their passion and education to the test. Junior environmental studies-geol...

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 whether or not it will support divestment: an important conversation indeed. Here I would like to ...

Bridges Unclear on Goals of Divestment Campaign

Keenan Hilton

March 28, 2013

In 2011, President George Bridges launched the "Now is the Time" campaign to encourage patrons to invest in Whitman. "My idea was simple. It got at the heart of things," Bridges explained earnestly. "Most people make plans for the future. The true genius of this campaign was that I identified now as the ti...

Divestment Movement Continues to Gain Momentum

Divestment Movement Continues to Gain Momentum

Lachlan Johnson

February 21, 2013

Campus Climate Challenge's (CCC) campaign to encourage Whitman to divest from fossil fuels has gained traction on campus, but has met with new challenges as students and administrators disagree over the best way to use the investment to lower the burning of fossil fuels. Students and administrators...

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. The new campaign, which will be led by first-year Erika Longino and sophomore Sierra Dickey, will...

Worm composting project overcomes summer setbacks

Worm composting project overcomes summer setbacks

Daniel Kim

September 27, 2012

In the spring of 2012, right before summer break, the Industrial Compost Group faced an unexpected hurdle: Of the 45,000 worms purchased from local worm breeder Barbara Newby for vermicomposting, only 5,000 remained alive. The setback forced the group to reformulate their plan in order to replenish the worm population and ensure its conti...

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. The pilot bike share progr...

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