News & Updates

February 9, 2024

Update on Carbon Offset Purchases

February 9, 2024

Fiscal 2023 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Finalized

February 9, 2024

It’s a Sign

January 16, 2024

WCMA & Others Begin Drafting their Sustainability Action Plans

January 16, 2024

Behind the Scenes: The ZC’s Student Development Model

January 16, 2024

Air Travel GHG Emissions Information and Education Program

December 3, 2023

A Sustainable Peek into the (Nearly Completed) Davis Center Building Project

December 2, 2023

The Spookiest Thing About Halloween (and What We Can Do About It!)

December 2, 2023

Departmental Spotlight: Facilities and its new Ford E-Transit Cargo Van

November 15, 2023

Sustainable Winter Break Checklist

November 8, 2023

Architectural Design Magazines’ Sustainability Issues and Why I Keep Buying Them

November 8, 2023

Expanded Compost Locations – Made Possible by a Small Business that *Is Not* Run by a Toddler

October 12, 2023

The Shirt Saga: How Sustainable Team Gear Became More than We Bargained For

October 12, 2023

Rethinking Vending Machines: Fresh & Healthier Options Popping Up in New Spots Around Campus

October 12, 2023

Seed Library Accepting Donations

August 24, 2023

Growing at WEPO

August 24, 2023

Makerspace Collaborating on Sustainability Projects

August 24, 2023

’62 Center Sustainability

August 18, 2023

Sustainable Building Policy Update

August 18, 2023

Update on the Energy and Carbon Master Plan

May 11, 2023

EarthFest 2023: Celebrating Earth & Community

May 11, 2023

An Update on Goodrich’s Sustainability Efforts: Progress, Challenges, and a Plea for the Return of Reusables

May 11, 2023

Parilia 2023!

May 11, 2023

Towards Restorative Practice: Re-Imagining Root

May 11, 2023

Considering Climate Across Campuses: Mount Holyoke Summit on Women’s Leadership in Climate Justice

May 11, 2023

iNaturalist, the City Nature Challenge, and Williamstown

May 11, 2023

Climate Teach-In

April 19, 2023

Earth Week Events Announced

April 19, 2023

Student Free Store at Goodrich Coffee Bar

April 19, 2023

Keeping Your Swagger but Losing the Swag

April 19, 2023

Williams Fleet Electrification Just Got a Boost

April 19, 2023

New DC Member Joins the Root Team

April 19, 2023

Electric Lawn Mower Study Results

April 19, 2023

Davis Center Building Project Interview

March 18, 2023

Sawyer Seed Library Opening Soon

March 17, 2023

PLANning our way to Zero Waste

March 16, 2023

Tote Bags Made of Jeans: A Denim Upcycling Event

March 16, 2023

Creating Sustainable and Equitable Systems with Generation Conscious

March 16, 2023

Williams College Seed Library, Opening in April

February 3, 2023

Moving Towards Zero Waste: ZC Intern Project Updates

February 3, 2023

C2C Bard Fellowship: What’s your Sustainability pitch?

February 3, 2023

Zilkha Center Thanks Participants in Sustainability Literacy Survey

February 3, 2023

Sharing Sustainability Strategy: Attending and Presenting at GCSHE

February 3, 2023

Summary of COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

February 3, 2023

From Concrete Origins to Meaningful Connection

February 3, 2023

WOC, Mountain Day, and Sustainability

February 3, 2023

No Waste November

November 1, 2022

Shoveling Shindig: How Waste from the Composting Toilets Turns Into Soil

October 7, 2022

Fall Harvest Recipe from Tanja Srebotnjak, ZC Director

October 6, 2022

GenCo Pilot Program Update

October 6, 2022

Another Wonderfully Busy First Days Experience

October 5, 2022

Air Travel Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information and Reduction Program launched

October 3, 2022

Passing of Williams Alum and Zilkha Center Benefactor Selim Zilkha, class of 1946

August 26, 2022

Compost Update

August 24, 2022

2022 Summer Internship Adventures

July 2, 2022

Food Ecosystems Organizing in Chicago: Hosting Ahmad Jitan on Campus

May 16, 2022

Update on the Travel Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Proposal

May 16, 2022

Williams Sustainable Growers gets planting!

May 16, 2022

Earth Week event highlights!

May 16, 2022

Williams College achieves STARS Gold sustainability rating

May 16, 2022

Hungry on a Monday night? A student reflection on Meatless Monday

May 10, 2022

Divestment: What does it really mean?

April 14, 2022

Food for the Future: Reducing our Carbon Footprint through Sustainable Purchasing

April 14, 2022

Environmental Justice & Your Laundry: Update on the GenCo Program

April 13, 2022

Event Update: Come Hell or High Water Surprise!

March 17, 2022

Intern Perspective: Green Energy in Ethiopia

March 17, 2022

WCMA Reusable Gallery Walls

March 17, 2022

A Swim in the Hoosic: How Bad Can It Be?

March 17, 2022

Spring Gardening Tips for Williamstown, MA and the Berkshires

March 17, 2022

Putting sustainability at the bow of Williams-Mystic

March 17, 2022

Sustainability in international education: Going green and going global

March 17, 2022

Evaluating sustainability on campus through STARS

March 17, 2022

Intern Spotlight: Community Engagement intern Micaela Foreman

March 3, 2022

Mask Recycling!

February 21, 2022

Lighting Retrofits, Solar Thermal, Meadows & EV Charging Stations: Smaller Projects that Advance Sustainability On Campus

February 21, 2022

Reusable To-Go Container Case Study

February 21, 2022

Hitting the “grounds” running with office coffee compost

February 21, 2022

Goodrich Dishwasher Up & Running!

February 15, 2022

February carbon & waste planning updates

January 21, 2022

Operation Weatherize Albany

January 20, 2022

Winter Energy-Saving Tips

January 19, 2022

Zero Waste and Climate Action Plan Updates

January 18, 2022

Summary of 2020-21 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

December 13, 2021

Holiday Sustainability Tips

December 10, 2021

Mike Evans Receives Award from the Post-Landfill Action Network!

December 10, 2021

Sustainable Winter Break Checklist

December 10, 2021

Should Williams Put a Price on Carbon?

December 8, 2021

Fort Bradshaw Achieves LEED Gold!

December 7, 2021

Volunteering with Window Dressers

November 4, 2021

Back in person! Root 2021

November 4, 2021

Farmington Solar Project is now operational with Williams’ involvement

October 28, 2021

Welcoming Christine Seibert, ZC Sustainability Coordinator

September 28, 2021

Feedback on Waste Bins & Waste Signage

August 10, 2021

New Campus Trash & Recycling Containers

July 22, 2021

Summer Compost Collection on Campus

May 17, 2021

Sustainable Moveout

May 14, 2021

2020-2021 Intern Overviews

May 14, 2021

Strategic Planning Update May 2021

May 14, 2021

Introducing the Zilkha Center’s DEI Strategy

May 13, 2021

From Oceans to Internet: Adapting Williams-Mystic Courses for Zoom

May 13, 2021

COVID-19 and Sustainability

April 14, 2021

Gardening From England to Florida, Now Finally in Williamstown

April 14, 2021

Garden Club Updates

April 14, 2021

Climate and Environmental Policy during Biden’s first 100 Days in Office

April 8, 2021

A Zoom Conversation with the COOL Committee on a Net-Zero Williamstown

March 10, 2021

Zilkha Center’s Campus-Sustainability Summer Internships

March 9, 2021

ZC is Hiring an Intern to Help to Launch the Williamstown Composting Project

February 24, 2021

CEAC Air Travel Survey

February 13, 2021

A Deep Dive into Williams-Mystic

February 2, 2021

Applications Open for Plots in the WC Community Garden

December 18, 2020

Zilkha Center Sustainability Coordinator Job Posting

December 2, 2020

Bidding Adieu to Caroline

December 2, 2020

Intern Update – December 2020

December 1, 2020

Sustainability Rating Systems

December 1, 2020

An Update on Sustainable Food At Williams

November 21, 2020

Fort Bradshaw Scrim Upcycling

November 18, 2020

Update on the Community Garden from The Record

October 22, 2020

Envisioning Just Worlds with adrienne maree brown

October 19, 2020

Waste Policy Updates 2020

October 13, 2020

Virtual Fall Family Days 2020

October 6, 2020

Provost’s Update on Sustainability & Strategic Planning

September 10, 2020

September 2020 Update on Strategic Planning

September 10, 2020

Introducing the new Zilkha Center Director: Tanja Srebotnjak

September 10, 2020

September 2020 Update on Carbon Offset Purchase

September 10, 2020

September 2020 Update on Progress to our 2020 Goals

September 10, 2020

BLACK LIVES MATTER

September 10, 2020

Root 2020: A virtual array of Environmental Justice events

September 8, 2020

Hiring Academic Year Interns – Apply by Sunday September 13th!

August 27, 2020

Summer Artist in Residence: Ana Laura Delgado Fernandez ’22

August 14, 2020

Environmental Module — Online Education Program

June 29, 2020

Williams Pilots Innovative Investment in Local Carbon Reduction Projects

June 24, 2020

Reassessing the Campus Approach to Zero Waste

May 28, 2020

Sustainability requirements: An Eco Advisor project

May 28, 2020

What did our Sustainable Food interns do this year?

May 28, 2020

A Note from Garden Intern Baladine Pierce ‘20

May 19, 2020

Zero Waste interns: COVID-19 presents us with an opportunity for social change. Let’s not waste it.

May 8, 2020

Summer Community Resilience Grants: ‘Local Responses to COVID-19,’ funded by the ZC, DC, CLiA

May 8, 2020

Note from the Director, May 2020

April 1, 2020

Requesting video submissions for Dining Services

April 1, 2020

Update from the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives

March 7, 2020

Annual fruit tree pruning workshop attracts students, staff, professors

February 24, 2020

Emissions reduction through energy conservation at Williams

February 20, 2020

Work with the Zilkha Center this summer! Priority Deadline March 8th!

February 11, 2020

Apply for two new Spring semester Internships by Sunday Feb 16th!

February 10, 2020

Calling All Dishes – “Bring It Back” is Back!

December 13, 2019

Staff & Faculty: Things to Think About When Leaving Your Office for an Extended Break

December 12, 2019

End of Semester (Sustainable) To-Do List

December 5, 2019

Leah Penniman, local farmer-activist visits campus

December 5, 2019

Fall garden party appreciates the wilderness on campus

December 3, 2019

Hiring Root Directors 2020! Application deadline extended!

December 3, 2019

Seeking Root Leaders for Fall 2020! Application deadline extended!

November 21, 2019

Students: Things to Think About When Leaving Williams for an Extended Break

November 21, 2019

Offer a ride on Switchboard for a chance to win a gift card

November 20, 2019

Video: Healthy Building Materials presentation by Jaya Alagar ’22

November 15, 2019

RSVP for Green Office Community Get-Together

October 29, 2019

Feedback Survey on Real Food Day dinners

October 21, 2019

Green Office Liaison reflects on “Ditch Your Trash Can” initiative

October 18, 2019

Director’s Corner: October 2019

October 18, 2019

Williams Inn and Bookstore self-guided sustainability tours

October 17, 2019

Update on ’66 Center solar panel construction

October 15, 2019

Carbon Offsets Trial Purchase – September 2019

October 12, 2019

Food Justice Week and Beyond, 2019

October 1, 2019

Spencer Art Studio Meadow: In conversation with Pallavi Sen

August 27, 2019

Announcing Zilkha Center Academic Year Internships!

August 15, 2019

Introducing Brittany Meché: Bolin Fellow in Environmental Studies

August 13, 2019

Zilkha Summer Internviews!

August 1, 2019

An Update on Williams’ Collaborative Solar Project in Farmington, Maine

July 24, 2019

Williams College’s New Community Garden!

May 22, 2019

Putting Theory into Practice: Intern Jaya Alagar ’22 shares about her environmental justice project

May 22, 2019

“Pod Save Williams” – Listen to Student Podcasts about Sustainability at the College

May 15, 2019

Intern Jaya Alagar presents Healthy Building Materials lecture

May 15, 2019

Did You Know? You Can Recycle Your Batteries On Campus

May 15, 2019

Recycling Brita Filters

May 11, 2019

Director Amy Johns awarded Living Futures Hero by the International Living Future Institute

May 11, 2019

Bringing a community and campus approach to sustainability

May 11, 2019

Give it Up! donation pods on campus now

April 30, 2019

Infographics shed light on water sustainability at Williams

April 23, 2019

Products Worth a Thousand Pictures and a Million Words: Independent Winter Study Project

April 19, 2019

Give it Up! move-out pods and locations now available

April 2, 2019

New “Conceptualizing our Carbon” poster series

April 2, 2019

Equity Drafting Table presentation at NESSBE

April 1, 2019

Waste Audit Sorting Party 2019 Recap

February 22, 2019

Dartmouth Student Sustainability Summit – call for presenters

February 15, 2019

Williams College Highlights Sustainability with New Interactive Map and Audio Tour

February 15, 2019

Wondered about our gardens? Infographic here!

February 15, 2019

Announcing Summer Internships

February 15, 2019

“The turn to zero waste: A call for better sustainability at Williams” by Allie Campbell ’21

February 12, 2019

Williams College Highlights Sustainability with New Interactive Map and Audio Tour

February 5, 2019

Food Preservation Event

February 2, 2019

Pod Save Williams: Audio Stories about Making the College More Sustainable

January 23, 2019

Hiring Environmental Justice Intern – Spring 2019

December 15, 2018

ICYMI: Student Report about On-Campus Emissions Reduction Possibilities

November 30, 2018

ZC is Now Hiring Interns for Winter Study and Spring Semester

November 27, 2018

What Happens in the Bathrooms of the Envi Center?

November 27, 2018

Designing a Better Move-out Process

November 26, 2018

Trash, Recycling, & Composting Data for Your Class Project

November 21, 2018

2018 Winter Blitz Helps Local Residents Prepare for Winter

November 6, 2018

Read the latest Williams College Emissions Report

November 3, 2018

Pod Save Williams: Audio Stories about Creating a More Sustainable College

October 18, 2018

Deadline Extended: Apply to be Root Co-director!