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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Weighing In On Whitmans 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...

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...

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 conference organized by the Energy Action Coalition.
Spotlight Fades From Divestment

Spotlight Fades From Divestment

Hannah Bartman October 17, 2013
Second semester of last year, the divestment movement received significant attention on campus. Now, the messages and publicity seemed to have faded.

Internships Provide Professional Avenues for Students’ Environmental Passions

Serena Runyan September 12, 2013
Three Whitties explore their environmental passions and interests at summer internships.

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.

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....

Over 70 students expressed support for divestment from fossil fuels today by gathering at Memorial Building.  Photos by Marie von Hafften.

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.
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.
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 continued expansion. Now, the group is looking to the future, with new opportunities arising to grow composting on campus and educate the community about its importance.

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.
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