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September 2020 Update on Strategic Planning

The momentum of the push to finalize the strategic plan was slowed due to COVID-19, but the Zilkha Center has been working with the Provost and colleagues across campus to continue to advance innovative sustainability solutions.  We are beginning to lay the groundwork for more specific and detailed… Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Green Revolving Fund Incentivizes Tiered Laundry Pricing

With the arrival of Fall comes changes members of the Williams community look forward to all year: shades of red and orange foliage scattered across the purple valley, warm drinks that complement cooler weather, and Mountain Day, of course.  At the start of this academic year students may have noticed… Continue reading »

Residence Hall Compost Pilot

Residence Hall Composting Pilot Report June 2017 Background This past May a composting program was piloted in selected residence halls. There has been increased interest in composting among students in recent years.  Dining halls all have post-consumer compost and are in the process… Continue reading »

Refuge Restrooms

A few bathrooms on campus are now listed on Refuge Restrooms. Refuge Restrooms collects information to locate ability-accessible and gender-inclusive restrooms. The two bathrooms in the Environmental Center are on the list are well as one in the Thompson Chemistry building.  Read below for more info on each. And… Continue reading »

Religion, Colonialism, and #NoDAPL

Students discuss religion and colonialism at the Interfaith/VISTA dinner. On Monday, October 10, about 70 students crowded into the basement of Thompson Memorial Chapel. Though only a few states and cities in the U.S. celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in lieu of Columbus Day on the second Monday… Continue reading »