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Upcoming Climate Action Plan Promotes Campus Sustainability

Kamna Shastri, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

Imagine a wind turbine, its blades slowly turning as it stands between the science building, Harper Joy Theater, and Penrose Library. Picture a campus shimmering with the reflections of solar panels, retrofitted for rooftops. Think of going to the dining hall and leaving with a reusable to-go box in...

Whitman recycling looks toward the future

Whitman recycling looks toward the future

Annie Roge

December 4, 2014

Whitman as an institution is generally regarded as environmentally conscious. However, while the college's recycling program is highly visible on campus, those who are involved say there is much more work to be done. Tristan Sewell, recently hired to the position of sustainability coordinator, has...

Students Prepare for Direct Democracy

Students Prepare for Direct Democracy

Lachlan Johnson

May 8, 2014

For the first time in memorable history, the entire student body will vote directly on two petitions in a legislative election. The first petition in the election, taking place Thursday, May 8, will determine student support for a resolution calling for a student on the Board of Trustees as a vo...

Whitman Seeks Sustainable Solutions at Conference

Whitman Seeks Sustainable Solutions at Conference

Lachlan Johnson

January 30, 2014

In an effort to find a way to focus and better coordinate Whitman College's sustainability project, Campus Sustainability Coordinator Tristan Sewell will lead a delegation of five students to the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The conference, which will be held on Feb. 6 and 7 at Wester...

Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform

Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform

Lachlan Johnson

December 5, 2013

In a bid to increase the influence of the Sustainability Advisory Committee's (SAC) relevance on campus, ASWC has appointed sophomore Linnaea Weld, sophomore Eliana Schwartz and senior Jenni Doering to formally represent the student body. In previous years the SAC hasn't been able to take full adv...

Worm Composting Proves Unsustainable for Whitman

Worm Composting Proves Unsustainable for Whitman

Lachlan Johnson

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 and attempted to process a limited portion of the two tons of food waste generated each day at the...

Meet Tristan Sewell, Whitman’s New Sustainability Coordinator

Dylan Tull

August 6, 2013

While Whitman students have a reputation for being environmentally forward thinking, there has never been a permanent staff member to harness that passion on a wider scale in terms of school policy and plans for the future. New Sustainability Coordinator Tristan Sewell, who arrived on campus on Monday, July 1, is hoping to end ...

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