Sustainability

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    The Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences has been given an energy-efficient makeover by Easthampton-based contractor...

    Lansing Chapman Rink

    Lansing Chapman Rink – Working off of a previous student project, the Zilkha Center has headed a restoration...

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    The  chandeliers in Chapin Hall have been retrofit with white, dimmable, globe-shaped LED bulbs.  These will reduce the...

    Just Food Conference panel discussion

    by Andrea Lindsay ’13

    As an Environmental Policy major and Latina/o Studies concentrator, I have spent most of...

    150 Mile Meals

    It won’t be business as usual in the Williams College dining halls on April 22nd this year. In...

    Six rental properties have been weatherized this winter under the Mass Save program.  Cellulose insulation is densely packed...

    Caption here! Pretty fig trees all around.

     

    Step by step, one LED bulb at a time, the Zilkha center is making the President’s house...

    Students ride to visit Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown on a sunny May morning. Real Food Williams, a student group advocating sustainable food, organized the event.

    Read about the past, present, and future of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives.
    Annual Update 2013...

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    From April 21st to the 28th, Thursday Night Grassroots will be running No Impact Week, an 8-day Earth...

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    North and South Houses are College residential rental properties situated behind Perry House. Their exteriors are made of...

    Students make bread with Lead Baker Michael Menard.

    Three weeks was just enough time. By January 24th, the ten students in the winter study course Elementary...

    Parson’s Garden on our first day

    By Josh Morrison ’16

    June 14, 2013: Momentarily banished from the garden by the steady onslaught of cold...

    The front desk at Jesup

    The old lights in Jesup main lobby and front desk area were dim, inefficient, had especially poor color...

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    The Zilkha Center is helping to replace incandescent lights in the museum
    with LEDs, which better illuminate...

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    In partnership with Massachusetts insulation contractors Energía and Cozy Home Performance, the Zilkha Center has installed new insulation...

    Ackerman-Leist's new book, Rebuilding the Foodshed, offers case studies of regional foodsheds and principles for developing enduring food systems.

    by Celeste Berg ’13

    Philip Ackerman-Leist is all about the practical. On the evening of Wednesday, February 13th,...

    Lucy Bergwall ’15, Sara Clark ’15, Robin Gimm ’14, and Josh Morrison ’16 learned about permaculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in June, 2013.

    by Lucy Bergwall ’15, Sara Clark ’15, Robin Gimm ’14, and Josh Morrison ’16

    On a Tuesday in...

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    This summer Zilkha interns monitored the energy use of fridges and freezers
    in the science quad.  Many...

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    Three new recycling barrels are installed on Spring Street.  The locations are:

    the corner by the...

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