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ASWC Passes Internal Carbon Tax

North Bennett, News Writer

February 25, 2016

ASWC has passed an internal carbon tax to increase student awareness about the environmental costs of travel.

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East China Normal University

Rachel Palfini

April 26, 2014

Mandarin is the first oral language I have studied. In high school, I took four years of Latin, but we rarely read aloud, as Latin is a dead language and impossibly difficult to converse in (Latin grammar is very complicated). One of the reasons I enjoyed studying Mandarin so much my first year at Whitman...

What Type Of Green Fits Your Personality?

Elena Aragon

April 1, 2014

1. What show would you most like to watch? a. a National Geographic documentary b. "Cake Boss" c. "Frasier" d. "All in the Family"   2. What's your dream vacation in the United States? a. a trip to the Oregon Coast b. Miami, Fla. c. Alaska d. Cape Cod, Mass.   3....

Sustainability Coordinator Position Approved

Dylan Tull

February 21, 2013

After long months of student and ASWC advocacy, Whitman College has voted to install a permanent staff position that would coordinate and oversee all green and sustainable efforts on campus. The Board of Trustees met Friday, Feb. 16, to decide whether or not to approve the sustainability coordinator...

Sustainable Walla Walla Makes Plans for Earth Day, Future Collaborations

Emily Lin-Jones

February 7, 2013

Students, city council members and representatives from around the community gathered for a meeting of local working group Sustainable Walla Walla in the Walla Walla Public School District board room Tuesday night, Feb. 5. Attendees shared their own efforts to promote sustainability in the community...

Image Wrong Focus For Sustainability Staff Position

Image Wrong Focus For Sustainability Staff Position

Danielle Broida

November 15, 2012

An unquestioned buzz has permeated the green community at Whitman over ASWC's recent initiative for a staff position to bottom-line environmental campaigns, internships and long-term "green goals" on campus. The idea of having a staff position dedicated to sustainability has been in the works for many years. For th...

Green Fun Run encourages eliminating waste

Credit: Faith Bernstein


April 26, 2012

Whitman's Green Leaders, a group of students on a quest to decrease the Whitman community's carbon footprint, hosted an environmentally-friendly fun run on Saturday, April 21 in honor of Earth Day. In an effort to minimize waste, the event had no paper registration or advertisements, no awards, no...

Walla Walla to discontinue glass recycling

Emily Lin-Jones

March 11, 2012

Should Walla Walla do away with glass recycling? This was the question presented to attendees of a Sustainability Committee meeting on Tues., March 6 at the Walla Walla City Hall. The committee accepted public comment regarding the current glass recycling program and resolving to bring concerns and ideas...

Greeks Going Green introduced to promote environmental sustainability

Illustration: Julie Peterson

Dylan Tull

October 13, 2011

After a long night at the fraternities on any given weekend, the amount of waste left behind from the parties is astounding. Glass bottles are strewn about the sidewalk and red plastic cups fill trashcans to the brim. While Whitman has a reputation of being environmentally conscious, Whitman frat...

Baseball hosts green game

Tyler Hurlburt

April 27, 2011

The Whitman baseball team looks to get involved in the sustainability movement by hosting a "Green Game" on Saturday, April 30. The Green Game will take place during the baseball team's final weekend of games during a doubleheader against Whitworth. In order to raise awareness of ongoing sustainability...

Controversy over carbon offsets misguided

Lisa Curtis

October 29, 2009

When I told a professor that I'm working on a project to install energy efficient compact florescent light bulbs (CFL) in low-income areas in Walla Walla, he became excited. Then I told him that I'm writing my senior thesis on possible ways that this reduction in greenhouse gases could count as a carbon...

Scholarships make D.C. trip possible for Campus Climate Challenge

Shannon Buckham

March 5, 2009

This past weekend, Washington, D.C. was a hot spot for student activists seeking ways that they could positively influence the environment. Members of Whitman's Campus Climate Challenge (CCC) accounted for 15 out of the more than 11,000 college students and youth from across the nation and around the...

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