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Green Leaders investigate food waste

Photo by Tywen Kelly
November 20, 2014

Members of Whitman's Green Leaders program are currently investigating ways to increase environmentally conscious practices in cooperation with Bon Appétit in Whitman's dining halls and cafes. In recent...

Worm Composting Proves Unsustainable for Whitman

Worm Composting Proves Unsustainable for Whitman
October 3, 2013

After struggling to be maintained during school breaks, Whitman College's worm composting program closed its doors for good this September. The composting program was previously located behind Lyman Hall...

Worm composting project overcomes summer setbacks

Worm composting project overcomes summer setbacks
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...

Composting project explores sustainability

Credit: Allie Felt
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...

Composting trend expands beyond Whitman

Green Leader Lillian Soshnik-Tanquist '14 shows off and turns the composting bin outside of Lyman.  Photo Credit: Marin Axtell
October 14, 2010

With so much food often placed on our plates, it is easy to be unaware of where it all eventually ends up. According to an article in the New Scientist on July 31, sixteen percent of the energy consumed...

New Composting Program Faces Challenges

Photo Credit: Klag
September 16, 2010

When sophomores Hannah Siano and Zoey Rogers first arrived to campus last year, they noticed that something was conspicuously missing in their residence hall: a composting program. Just one year later,...

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