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“The Invisible Vegan” explores the relationship between BIPOC communities and veganism

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter April 29, 2021

To complement Bon Appetit’s five-day “Plant-Forward” challenge, Campus Sustainability Coordinator Elissa Brown encourages the Whitman community to watch Jasmine Leyva’s 2019 film “The Invisible...

Whitman ranks last in sustainability report compared to nine peers

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

Whitman College ranked last when compared to nine peer institutions in the Summer 2020 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System’s (STARS) Comparative Report. The report was developed by...

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Penrose Library upgrades to LED lights

Jessica Lilly, News Reporter February 13, 2020

The Penrose Library has undergone a sustainability upgrade. Last week, the Penrose Library traded in its fluorescent lighting for higher efficiency, longer-lasting LED bulbs. The upgrade was part of a...

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Elie Flanagan

First step towards composting at Whitman

Rylee Neville, News Reporter October 28, 2019

Just last week, Whitman students generated 2,000 pounds of waste at Cleveland Commons. This number comes from a waste audit conducted by the Sustainability Office and Bon Appétit, who measured the...

Elissa Brown is Whitman’s third sustainability coordinator following Tristan Sewell and Brandon Bishop.

Elissa Brown: taking on campus sustainability

Kate Grumbles, News Editor October 7, 2019

After former Campus Sustainability Coordinator Brandon Bishop’s departure last year, Whitman welcomed its third-ever campus sustainability coordinator in April of 2019 with the arrival of Elissa Brown....

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