Our Mission

The Whitman College Office of Sustainability unites the efforts of faculty, staff and students to promote leadership in sustainability. We recognize the impact our institution has on the environment and the college's responsibility as an institution of higher learning.  The Office of Sustainability serves as a resource to catalyze our environmental principles and commitments into action. The Office of Sustainability works to harmonize our interaction with the natural environment through outreach, environmental stewardship, institutional advocacy and the integration of sustainability into institutional policies, programs and practices.  

Sustainability Coordinator: Elissa Brown
Director of the Physical Plant: Tony Ichsan
Administrative Assistants of the Physical Plant: Laurie Doohan, Shannon Perkins
Recycling Assistant: Jeff Gillespie

Student Employees: 

Sustainability Assistants:

  • Alicia Buchter
  • Jessica Hernandez-Luis
  • Megan Strom
  • Rosa Woolsey

Recycling Assistant:

  • Ani Pham

Bike Share Assistant:

  • KeJuan Smith

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The mission of the President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee is to promote a respect for, and commitment to, environmental awareness and responsibility within the Whitman College community. This dedicated group of faculty, staff and students meets monthly to develop a direction for an increased commitment to sustainability on campus. The Committee is chaired by the Campus Sustainability Coordinator.

Our purpose is to:

  • Undertake a leadership role in representing members of the Whitman College community on sustainability issues
  • Promote a lifelong commitment to stewardship and awareness among members of the Whitman community through programs of education and awareness
  • Support and promote the initiatives of students, staff and faculty that serve to enhance the College’s sustainability
  • Develop recommendations to the administration that further the college’s long-range environmental goals
  • Uphold the environmental principles of the college and advocate for practices aimed at reducing Whitman’s impact on the environment.

Members

Chair

  • Elissa Brown

Faculty/Staff

  • Bob Carson
  • Amy Molitor
  • Heidi Dobson
  • Jaimee Maurer
  • Victoria Wolff
  • Thomas Knight
  • Tony Ichsan
  • Kurt Hoffman
  • Peter Harvey
  • Rachna Sinnott
  • Sara Frey
  • Shannon Null
  • Sonja Aikens

Students

  • Alicia Buchter
  • Eila Chin
  • Ani Pham
  • Ellie Van Gorden
  • Fraser Moore
  • Beck Maguire
  • Jessica Hernandez Luis
  • Juan Smith
  • Walter Gay
  • Keathley Pinney Brown
  • Lillice Wilson
  • Livvie Bright
  • Megan Strom
  • Nat Lange
  • Rosa Woolsey
  • Sam Kinzel

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Sustainability Committee is dedicated to building a sustainable campus, keeping in mind the three pillars of equity, economy and environment. We envision and work toward a world where our practices and actions make responsible use of resources to uplift one another. We help orient ASWC projects toward healthy development for a broad, inclusive Whitman community. We recognize and address the intersections of social justice and environmentalism by advocating for mindful policies through ASWC and the Whitman College administration.

Contact: sustainability@whitman.edu

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ASWC Sustainability Committee Spring 2021

Director: Sam Kinzel

  • Sam Kinzel
  • Livvie Bright
  • Eila Chin
  • Nate Lange
  • Fraser Moore
  • Lillice Wilson