The mission of the 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 campus-wide. 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 environmental stewardship 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

Core documents: 2016 Climate Action Plan 

Committee Members

Caroline Ashford Arya

Brandon Bishop

Bob Biles 

Bob Carson 

Heidi Dobson

Ryan Garrett

Kurt Hoffman 

Wil Kotnik 

Jaimee Maurer

Amy Molitor

Dan Park 

Lydia Petroske 

Abby Seethoff

Rachna Sinnott

Victoria Wolff

Genean Wrisley

Committee Meetings

Meetings are open to the campus community.

Whitman College Committee Meetings
Meeting  Agenda  Presentation Materials Additional Materials  Minutes
November 14, 2016 1:00-2:00pm Physical Plant Conference Rm Agenda 11/14/16 Presentation 11/14/16 Materials 11/14/16 Minutes 11/14/16
December 15, 2016 11:00-12:00pm Reid Campus Center Rm G02 Agenda 12/15/16 NA Materials 12/15/16 Minutes 12/15/16
February 24, 2017  1:00- 2:00pm Reid Campus Center Rm 207 Agenda 2/24/17 Sustainability Report NA

Minutes 02/24/2017

April 26, 2017 11:00-12:00pm Baker Center Board Room Agenda 04/26/17 ASWC Zero Waste Plan Materials 04/26/17 Minutes 04/26/2017
September 18, 2017 4:00-5:00pm Reid Campus Center RMG02 Agenda 09/18/2017   Sustainability Update  Minutes 09/08/2017
November 07,2017 4:00-5:00pm Memorial Building Rm331 Agenda 11/7/2017 Update Climate Action Plan  Minutes 11/07/2017
February 16,2018 2:00-3:00pm Reid Campus Center RM207 Agenda 02/16/2018 Presentation 02/16/2018 Minutes 02/16/2018