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Emission Control

Whitman sets its sites on carbon neutrality
February 16, 2017
Bishop entered his position in September with the express goal of ensuring the college’s progress toward the Climate Action Plan it adopted last May. That plan aims toward total carbon neutrality by 2050 through a combination of emissions reductions and carbon offsets.

New Sustainability Coordinator Shares Vision

Brandon Bishop, Sustainability Coordinator. Photo by Henry Honzel.
November 10, 2016

During the past two months a new face has been on campus. The new Sustainability Coordinator, Brandon Bishop, began work this year on the implementation of the Climate Action Plan and on centralizing the...

College considers socially responsible investing

January 28, 2016
In response to student pressure, Whitman’s administration announced the formation of the Divestment Policy Working Group via email on Tuesday.

Administration considers socially responsible investing

November 5, 2015
Whitman students have never had a firm grasp on where the college’s money is invested, much less any say in the College’s financial practices. That may be about to change.

Divestment creates Responsible Endowment Fund

Adyiam Kimbrough 1st year
Alya Bohr 1st year
Lorah Steichen 4th year
Thomas Meinzen 1st year
October 1, 2015
With countless Whitman alumni on campus for class reunions last weekend, Divest Whitman promoted their new Responsible Endowment Fund, which enables alumni and other donors to show monetary support for the group.

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici.
May 7, 2015

From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 272 students, faculty and staff members joined members of ASWC and Divest Whitman in a sit-in to protest the college's investments in fossil fuels. During the sit-in,...

Divestment student referendum

Divestment student referendum
March 5, 2015

An ASWC student referendum on support for fossil fuel divestment was put to a vote on Tuesday, March 3. The resolution passed with strong support, with 85.39 percent of voters voting "yes." More than half...

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