Who We Are

2F85224F-A087-4D43-8576-8536939515E8-L0-001We, the Eco-Advisors, are action-oriented change agents promoting and educating about environmentally and socially sustainable lifestyles. We strive to connect campus life to global resource issues by advocating for a sustainable future at Williams and beyond. By supporting and collaborating with campus groups, we instigate campus-wide culture shift through student initiatives. We are your fellow students and an open conduit between the student body, like-minded student groups, the Zilkha Center, and the college administration.

What We Do

This year, we are working on vegetarian cooking classes, an environmentally focused YouTube channel, reinvestment of the endowment, food waste, a sustainability competition, reducing paper waste from course packets, changing mindsets about recycling, and an academic sustainability requirement.

Interested in becoming an Eco-Advisor?

Email us to see if there are any openings.  (We usually hire all our Eco-Advisors at the start of the fall, but occasionally there are spaces at the start of the spring semester.)

Eco-Advisors Projects

A Forward Food Experience: Plant-Based Culinary Training for Dining Staff & Full-Day Meals in Whitman – Astrid DuBois ’20

Cookin’ Green: Vegetarian cooking series – Michael Ding ’18, Dawn Wu ’18

Food @ Willy – Isaiah Blake ’21

A Google Docs file.

Outdoor Recycling – Emma Ticknor ’20

A Google Drive file.

Earth Month Film Series – Jacob Huelskamp ’21

A Google Drive file.

Approaching Environmentalism from a Humanities Perspective – Jane Tekin ’19

A blog post from the sustainability website.

Reducing Post-Consumer Waste – Haley Bosse ’20

A blog post from the sustainability website.

Exploring how to decrease food waste through LeanPath – Ang Sherpa ’19

A Google Slides presentation.













Ending food insecurity for Williams students by Sophia Schmidt ’17

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Read Sophia’s Op-Ed here


A data visualization of the carbon bubble by Sohum Patnaik ’18

See visualization here.


A natural lotion-making workshop led by Zahida Martinez ’18 and Chanel Palmer ’19

Read about the workshop here in The Record 

Students in the natural-lotion making workshop
photo by Zahida Martinez











Other Eco-Advisor projects have included:  tackling the feasibility of resusable mugs on campus, educating about “Vampire Electricity” and the benefits of power strips, eating more sustainably, promoting sustainable transportation, and returning the disappearing Williams College dishes.