A Whitworth University e-zine publication on sustainability
Stewardship
Five Things Whitworth Has Done to Promote Sustainability

1. Bill Robinson signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and the National Association of Evangelicals statement on climate change, committing Whitworth to move toward carbon neutrality.

2.  Whitworth has done a thorough analysis of all the ways in which the university adds to greenhouse gasses to get a sense of our "carbon footprint"; that analysis will be used to inform decision-making about facilities repairs and upgrades as well as about business practices.

3. Whitworth has replaced many gasoline vehicles with electric trucks and uses electric carts for other services on campus.

4. Whitworth Facility Services and Sodexo planted a family farm in the Back 40. This 60x60-foot plot is used as an educational tool that emphasizes the importance of the family farm to Whitworth students.

5. Whitworth is part of the Au Sable Institute, where students can take a Jan Term or summer course in Puget Sound or Michiganand can take courses in conservation biology. Tom Hillman, a Whitworth lecturer in physics and geology, is a regular Au Sable instructor.

 

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