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COVID-19 and Sustainability

This spring and summer, folks across the college have been working on the innumerable pivots necessary to make the college work.  The Zilkha Center has been working with our colleagues to support sustainable operations and also keeping track of how the pandemic and our decision-making has impacted sustainability… Continue reading »

BLACK LIVES MATTER

We feel like it’s worth saying again: The Zilkha Center reaffirms our dedication to the work of antiracism and stands in solidarity with others locally, across the country, and the world to condemn systemic racism and police brutality.   We will continue to add our… Continue reading »

Root 2020: A virtual array of Environmental Justice events

Root is a First-Year orientation program in collaboration with the Zilkha Center and Davis Center. With core principles emphasizing sustainability, environmental justice, and social identity, First-Year students in Root have opportunities to think critically about themselves and the world around them. Due to COVID-19 and in line with most other First Days programming, Root 2020 emphasized virtual engagement and learning, a change of pace from previous years’ visits to Soul Fire Farm, apple festivities at the Zilkha Center, and hangouts in Hardy House. Continue reading »

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 »