Campus Sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability

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Whether touring a wind turbine on one of Whitman’s wheat farms, growing edible greens for the dining halls, or learning to craft the perfect nature essay, Whitties have limitless opportunities to explore sustainability both in and out of the classroom. Our academic and co-curricular programs aim to cultivate an ethic of environmental stewardship and leadership in all students, developing skills that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Thanks to the passion and initiative of our students, faculty, and staff, we are succeeding in our efforts to create a more environmentally aware campus. We invite you to explore the many ways in which the Whitman community is working to uphold our commitment to sustainability.

The 2013 Whitman Greenhouse Gas Inventory is now available. Take a look at the sources of Whitman's greenhouse gas emissions!

View Whitman's profile on the College Sustainability Report Card, with scores from 2008 to 2011. Whitman was ranked by the Princeton Review in its 2010 and 2011 Guides to Green Colleges. 

Whitman College is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Sustainability Partnership of the Northern Rockies. Whitman is also a proud Contributing Co-Host of the 2014 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference, hosted by Western Washington University, February 6-7. 

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Sustainability Partnership of the Northern Rockies

AAASHE member