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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...

High Consumption Demands Tough Choices

Danielle Broida

October 31, 2012

Earth's human population is 7,075,228,550 and growing by the second. Americans constitute five percent of the world's population but consume 24 percent of the world's energy. The relationship between population rise and the demand for food, water and resources is unavoidable. In the midst of environmental havoc...

Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman

October 25, 2012

I dream of an election in which the Green, Libertarian, Constitution and Justice parties are all polling around 17 percent beside the Democrat and Republican, who are doing about as well. Instead, this election is another iteration of the usual two-party nightmare. I'm not writing to complain a...

Hydro power highlights green quandary

Sam Chapman

October 11, 2012

When you're as fanatical a populist rabble-rouser as I pretend to be, it's easy to see everything in terms of good and evil. It is true that some aspects of the fight to preserve the planet have fewer shades of gray than others: The only good coal is coal we leave in the ground. But there are conservation...

Whitties have power, responsibility to halt Port of Morrow time bomb

Sam Chapman

September 27, 2012

There is a blight on the planet that is not in Washington D.C., Alberta or China. It's called the Port of Morrow, it's squatting ninety minutes away in Boardman, Ore., and we have a responsibility to shut it down. Coal giant Ambre Energy has proposed a "water transloading facility" at Morrow which would be ...

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 of national environmental issues, and hopes to once again make Whitman an important presence in the...

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