Who We Are
We, 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.
We’re Hiring! – Apply to Become an Eco Advisor
Read more about Eco-Advisors and other Zilkha Center internships here. To apply, fill out the application.
Applications are due Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
For applicants who submit materials on time, interviews will be scheduled for the week of September 11.
Projects last year’s Eco-Advisors took on included:
A vegetarian cooking series with Michael Ding ’18 and Dawn Wu ’18
Ending food insecurity for Williams students by Sophia Schmidt ’17
A data visualization of the carbon bubble by Sohum Patnaik ’18
A natural lotion-making workshop led by Zahida Martinez ’18 and Chanel Palmer ’19
In previous years, eco-advisors examined 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.