Welcome to the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, Williams' sustainability office.

The Zilkha Center advances sustainability at Williams College in collaboration with operational departments, faculty, students and partners outside the college. Our key focus areas include:

How does the Zilkha Center fit into the campus ecosystem?  Campus sustainability is everyone’s job, but the Zilkha Center exists to support and keep the work moving forward. The Center focuses primarily on improving campus operations while engaging students in the work. 

Academic courses around sustainability and the environment fall under the Center for Environmental Studies (CES). Students interested in majoring in environmental studies or the research and internship opportunities CES provides should reach out directly to CES.

What`s Give It Up?

With move-out ending, many students have unwanted items after packing up.
Why do we encourage students to donate their extra things to Give It Up?

♻️ Diverts usable goods from the landfill to be used again, reducing waste
👚Provides access to affordable items for incoming students during Tag Sale in the Fall
💼Supports local non-profits

Donations are sent to our community partners: the First Congregational Church (FCC), ABC Clothing Sale and the Williamstown Food Pantry.

Give Up your unwanted items to support our community & reduce waste!

Visit our linktree to learn more!

🌻 We`re excited to announce our summer 2023 interns! Follow our Instagram to learn more about their projects this summer. 🌻 ...

☀️It’s a great day for solar at Williams! ☀️ ...

🪴Garden work party today from 4-6! Come join the ZC interns in the Envi Center gardens to clear out the weeds. Refreshments (including some garden produce!) and tools provided🪴 ...

Did you know that you can bring your items to the Fabrication Lab to be repaired during their office hours?

To learn more about the Fab Lab and their office hours, head to the link tree in our bio!

Join us in celebrating Clean Air Month - a time to raise awareness and take action for cleaner, healthier air for all!

With 91% of the world`s population living in areas that exceed the World Health Organization`s guidelines, air pollution presents a serious problem for humanity, particularly for the already marginalized. Clean Air Month serves as a reminder that we all have a role to play in protecting our planet and ensuring that all people can enjoy access to clean, healthy air.

🌍 Happy Earth Day! 🌍

Earth Day is a global event that reminds us to protect our environment, reduce waste, and preserve natural resources for future generations. Let`s work together to create a sustainable future for our planet!

🌱 Various clubs, departments, and groups across campus are hosting events for Earth Week! The celebration will kick off with sheep on the solar meadow Wednesday April 19th - come join!

Link in bio to full schedule of events. 🌱

In honor of world water month, we are highlighting environmental activists who protect water. Learn more about Berta Cáceres here! ...