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Penrose Library upgrades to LED lights

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

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 campus-wide initiative towards greater lighting and energy efficiency, taking Whitman College one step...

First step towards composting at Whitman

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Elie Flanagan

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 compostable, post-production waste that arose from meal times.  The waste audit was an initial ...

Elissa Brown: taking on campus sustainability

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

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. She holds the only full-time sustainability position at Whitman. The campus sustainability coordin...

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