Campus Climate CoalitionCampus Climate Challenge: Campus Climate Challenge (CCC) is the "umbrella" organization for student-driven environmental campaigns here at Whitman. We are currently focused on fossil fuel divestment (Divest Whitman), climate change education (Cool the Schools), and food recovery via compost or reuse. We're always looking for new projects, so if you have ideas, come to us!


Contact People: Lydia Petroske (, Tyee Williams (, and Lindsey Brodeck (

Adviser: Bob Carson (

Organic Garden

Organic Garden: It is the mission of the Organic Garden to create a garden of abundant nourishment; nourishment for the community, the mind, the body, the spirit, and the future. The philosophy of the Organic Garden is to foster an environment filled with experimentation, composting and the recycling of waste, no chemical pesticides or fertilizers (for the health of people and the planet), education (learning from the Earth, each other and shared ideas), respect for nature, celebration of life and appreciation for where food comes from. The garden grows a wide variety of both annual and perennial vegetables, fruits, and herbs ranging from raspberries to bok choy to butternut squash. In an effort to improve soil fertility, the Student Organic Garden uses food scraps from student houses and composts it with other materials provided by the physical plant. Our purpose is to get dirty and enjoy the process of growing food.

Holds Open Garden Wednesdays 4-6pm, Fridays 3-5pm, and Saturdays 2-4 pm (Open Gardens are not held during the winter when the ground is frozen


Contact:  Jo Canino ( and Sophie Cooper-Ellis ( Andrea Kelley (

Student Agriculture at Whitman

Student Agriculture at Whitman: SAW (Student Agriculture at Whitman) allows students to make a difference, helping to incorporate local, fresh, organic produce grown blocks away from campus into the dinning halls. Joining SAW is a wonderful way to learn more about growing food sustainably and working to minimize our impact on the world around us while being in the presence of beautiful plants, wonderful people and getting the chance to get some soil under your fingernails. We'd love to have you join us!


Contact People: Margaret Miller-Bartley ( and Emma Rollins (

Adviser: Nick Bader (

Action for Animals

Action for Animals club works to educate and promote dialogue with the Whitman community about important animal issues while providing fun activities on our campus.

Contact People: Emma Bishop ( and Mary Tabb (

Adviser: Alissa Cordner (

Glean Team

Glean Team: We are committed to serving local farmers and food banks. We engage students and community members in sustainable agricultural service in order to provide fresh produce to those in need in Walla Walla County.

Contact People: Emily Aumann ( and Emma Jones ( Susanne Altermann (

Rethink Dams

Rethink Dams: Rethink Dams works to establish a community at Whitman and in the larger Walla Walla region set on building support for the removal of the lower Snake River Dams.

Contact People: Fiona Bennitt ( and Mariah Bruns (

Mycology Club

Mycology Club: It is the mission of the Whitman College Mycology Club to promote interest, education, and awareness of the Fungi Kingdom within the Whitman community. We grow gourmet mushrooms in the shed behind Lyman. Club members will have a hands-on experience on the process. We meet weekly to discuss and identify collected wild mushrooms. We also organize lectures, watch fungal documentaries, cook mushrooms, and do other fun activities!

Contact People: Matthew Meyer ( and Beatitude Steffen (

Adviser: Susanne Altermann (

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders: The Beyond Borders Club aims to promote interest in and awareness of various cultures and global issues amongst and between Whitman College and the Walla Walla community. This educational and culturally-focused endeavor will come through hosting films and documentary screenings, lectures, art displays, and other organized events in coalition with various student-run clubs. Other such events include the Seattle World Rhythm Festival and the InterNation Celebration.

Contact People: An Dang ( Adviser: Maggi Banderas (