Our commitment to sustainability

Credit: Jamerson

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.

Take a look at the sources of Whitman's greenhouse gas emissions in the 2013 Whitman Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

In response to the Greenhouse Gas Inventory, the College is undertaking Climate Action Planning. Read the draft Climate Action Plan here

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First Person

Erika Longino ’16

I believe that there is no tangible solution to the countless environmental dilemmas we face in this day and age, and this makes it all the more important that …
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