Sustainability

Now more than ever, the Whittier College community has reinforced its commitment to becoming a sustainable campus.

The changes are evident all around—whether it be by participating in the student-led recycling program, joining the Food Recovery Network, establishing an urban garden, inviting prominent environmentalists to campus, or planting drought resistant landscaping all over campus—Whittier is definitely becoming greener.

In the classroom, the Environmental Science program is engaging students in innovative projects and research designed to create new ways to positively influence climate change. Students in Environmental Studies work on a number of projects with an academic and practical focus on sustainability—ecological, social, and economic. 

Professor of Sociology sal johnston and Professor of History Nat Zappia work with students to maintain the Whittier Sustainable Urban Farm (SUrF) Learning Laboratory—a 1/8 acre micro-farm composed of raised beds and fruit trees, located in the “front yard” of Wanberg Residence Hall, grounded in an emphasis to rehabilitate the soil, with the side benefit that students get to grow and eat great food.

As you can see, sustainability is an organic movement on campus. Consider joining these efforts to bring out your inner green.