Sustainability requirements: An Eco Advisor project

As part of her Eco Advisor project, Bless Reece ’22 put together a research paper evaluating the benefits and disadvantages of implementing a campus-wide sustainability requirement for students. “Williams College prides itself on providing the “finest” liberal arts education possible. Yet, the college has yet to place sustainability at… Continue reading »

Announcing Zilkha Center Academic Year Internships!

Now accepting applications for Academic Year Internships 2019-2020! Read all about the positions available Apply here Application deadline is Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Interns during the academic year work about five hours per week. They may work on research projects, on supporting programs and initiatives… 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 »

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 »

ZC Intern Update #2: Heat Wave

This article is about the College’s energy usage data. If you’re interested in the way Williams works to be more efficient and sustainable, you can play with the College’s Projected Emissions Reduction with the Williams Wedge web app. Check it out! Summer is off… 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 »

Eco-Advisor Feature: Jane Tekin

Check out our earlier feature of Eco-Advisor Haley Bosse ’20 here!    Jane Tekin ‘19’s commitment to environmentalism has taken her from English classes to the Bahamas. As a 2016-17 Eco-Advisor, she approaches environmentalism from a humanities perspective, writing that she hopes to “change the [campus] aesthetic so… Continue reading »

A Critical Look at Sustainability

by Suiyi Tang ’19, Zilkha Summer Intern 2016         It’s easy to fall into abstraction when thinking about sustainability. The term certainly lends itself to an air of distance, having been cloaked in the (faux) furs of the holier-than-thou who claim to be… Continue reading »

Sustainable Food Interns 2012

SFAP Interns 2012

Over the summer of 2012, three interns worked with the Zilkha Center’s Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program to further the mission of promoting responsible campus foodways. Eirann Cohen ‘15 Los Angeles, California Eirann is a founding member of Real Food Williams and a member of the… Continue reading »