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A Note from Garden Intern Baladine Pierce ‘20

Amidst all the goodbyes I said to Williams as a graduating senior, saying goodbye to the Zilkha Center gardens was particularly bittersweet. I never knew the gardens existed for my first three years on campus, but as the Garden intern this last year, I grew very attached… Continue reading »

Requesting video submissions for Dining Services

Calling all Williams affiliates: Sustainable Food Interns Gold Carson ’23 and Allison Li ’22 are making a short video to show our community’s appreciation for our amazing Dining Services staff! While their work is incredibly important every day, the issue of food access is now more critical than ever, and… Continue reading »

Zilkha Summer Internviews!

Each summer, the Zilkha Center hires about 8 or so interns in the following fields; Communications, Gardening & Outreach, Artist-in-Residence, Farmington Solar Facility, Sustainability Consultant/Green Offices, Sustainable Food, Sustainable Transportation, Sustainability in Strategic Planning, Or, Submit Your Own Idea!… Continue reading »

Williams College’s New Community Garden!

The college is finally going to put a community garden on campus! Staff, faculty, community members, and students alike have desired a shared space to plant to their heart’s content. At the beginning of last year, a google form was sent out to the… Continue reading »

Announcing Summer Internships

Come work with us this summer on tackling our campus sustainability challenges. Live on campus, enjoy Williamstown in the summer, while working on projects that will advance sustainability at Williams.  Positions available working on: Communications  Gardening & Outreach  Artist-in-Residence Farmington… Continue reading »

Hiring Environmental Justice Intern – Spring 2019

The Zilkha Center is hiring an Environmental Justice intern for the Spring Semester. Interning with the Zilkha Center on this project provides an opportunity to learn about what environmental justice issues are impacting the northern Berkshires and how organizations are working to involve communities to address that. More information about… Continue reading »

2018 Winter Blitz Helps Local Residents Prepare for Winter

On Saturday, November 11th, almost 150 students from Williams College, Bennington College, and MCLA participated in the eleventh annual Winter Blitz. The Zilkha Center supplies the event with weatherization materials, including spray foam, reusable window kits, door sweeps, and pipe insulation. Participating students worked in teams to weatherize 40 houses… Continue reading »

Weekly Sustainable Lunch

Natalie and Daniel introducing the meal they’ve created. Beets are a recurring favorite Every Thursday, the Zilkha Center interns gather together in the Environmental Center’s kitchen to share a lunch. The interns rotate cooking duties, and every meal is crafted with sustainable ingredients sourced from our… Continue reading »

Williamstown’s Table-to-Farm Composting Initiative

Design by Jessica Chen, Williams College Class of 2019 ‘Table to Farm’ adds twist to farm-to-table movement BY BRAD JOHNSON “Farm to table” has become a familiar phrase in the Berkshire lexicon as more and more area restaurants emphasize the procurement and use of local produce and food products… Continue reading »

Keeping Up with Elayne Elliott

Mike, Marshall, Claudia, & Elayne at the AASHE conference in San Antonio Time sure does fly. It feels like just last week that Elayne was arriving in Williamstown, starting to learn the job, and immediately involved in supervising a number of summer interns. Over the past nine months, not… Continue reading »

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