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Willamette recognized for organic land management

04.12.2022

Herbicide-Free Campus featured eight institutions nationwide for eliminating synthetic pesticides.

Students work with Professor of Environmental Science Joe Bowersox

Why study sustainability? It's relevant to any major.

03.08.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

As we think about the future, we must reconsider the way we live, work and play to make the best use of our natural resources. 

four students converse in Jackson Plaza in spring

Willamette among Princeton Review’s top colleges

02.05.2019 | Adam Torgerson

The university is named among the top colleges, best value colleges and green schools.

Owen Carver ’03

Be the change — the GOOD food and drink guide

01.02.2019 | Erik Schmidt

Owen Carver ’03 advocates for sustainable practices and social equity in the coffee industry.

“(We've helped prevent) the creation of countless tons of emissions and landfill waste.”  —Colin Schilling '10 MBA '12

Crafting a new business approach — the GOOD food and drink guide

12.21.2018 | Erik Schmidt

Colin Schilling ’10, MBA’12 commits to environmental and social sustainability through his business, Schilling Hard Cider.

Hunter Noack plays a grand piano in the middle of a field at Willamette's Zena campus

Students, alumni enjoy music, art and more at ZenaFest

09.10.2018

The annual event at Willamette’s rural facility merged creative arts and abundant natural resources.

Two students work at a cider press

Landscape concert and art installation highlight ZenaFest

08.31.2018 | University Communications

Annual event expands creative possibilities at the rural property.

A student wearing rubber gloves sorts trash on a tarp in Jackson Plaza.

Waste audit offers valuable lessons in sustainability

04.30.2018 | Tina Owen

A student-organized event showed how the campus community could improve its recycling efforts.

Students use a cider press

Sustainability shines at ZenaFest

10.16.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette community receives a closer glimpse of student, faculty work at forest property.

Green Fund awards sustainability grants

05.01.2017 | Joe Abraham

From bike racks outside Montag to a local symposium about refugees, the Green Fund program is sponsoring diverse projects that advance sustainability, equity and social justice on campus and in our community.

books on shelf

Book drive eases burden for first-generation students

05.01.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Donate your textbooks at drop-off bins around campus.

Liz Gill

Crafting her own approach

04.17.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

At Willamette, senior Liz Gill found activities that fit who she is and helped define the leader she wants to be.

Jim Andersen and Dean Wentworth accepting the Green Award

Grounds crew wins Green Award

04.07.2017 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Willamette University grounds team honored with award for Large Sustainable Business of the Year.

David Griffith

Chemistry professor secures $325K National Science Foundation grant

03.20.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

David Griffith and senior research students study estrogen in aquatic environments.

LEED team with award

Sparks Athletic Center LEEDs the way to sustainability

03.06.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Fitness center renovation earns “gold” status from U.S. Green Building Council.

Food recovery network

Willamette students help the needy through harvest gleaning

10.24.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Food Recovery Network travels to Molalla, Oregon, to collect hundreds of pounds of apples.

Zero Waste

Willamette creates institutional sustainability goals

10.17.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Students invited to make a sustainable impact.

Panhellenic Rummage Sale Opening Days 2016

Rummaging for sales and sustainability

08.29.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Students bargain-hunt during an Opening Days event that contributes to Willamette’s waste reduction goals.

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Bearcat bikers beat the competition

06.13.2016 | Tina Owen

Willamette team wins the local monthlong Bike More Challenge.

Moving out sustainably

05.30.2016 | Tina Owen

Students consider options to recycle and upcycle during end-of-year move out.

Housing and Residence Life

New residential options help students live and learn

05.30.2016 | Tina Owen

First-year students will be able to choose a new residential option that taps into and supports their interests in sustainability, health and wellness, and global living.

Lettajoe

Driven by sustainability and business

04.22.2016 | Erin Dahl

Lettajoe Gallup '15 MBA'16 uses her dual-degree to jump-start her career.

Olivia Mancl ’17

Mancl ’17 aims for win-win in athletics, agriculture

03.28.2016 | Erin Dahl

Olivia Mancl ’17 earns accolades on the track and in the classroom.

Vandana Shiva

Students reflect on this year’s Dempsey Environmental Lecture Series

03.21.2016 | Erin Dahl

Students share their take on this Vandana Shiva, this year’s Dempsey Environmental lecturer.

Vandana Shiva

Dempsey Lecture features scholar Vandana Shiva

02.29.2016 | Erin Dahl

Free tickets now available for the March 17 event.

Climate Conference

Combating climate change on the world stage

12.12.2015 | University Communications

Jake Kornack '17 shares first-hand experience from the COP21 summit in Paris.

Maya Kaup '17

Maya Kaup '17 stands up to her fears to champion important causes

11.04.2015 | Erin Dahl

Maya Kaup ’17 overcomes her aversion to the spotlight to champion important causes.

SCRP

SCRP helps students, professors make new scientific discoveries

08.14.2015 | Erin Dahl

Through the program, students learn skills that will help advance their careers.

Green Initiative Fund awards sustainability grants to students, staff

06.29.2015

The awards will improve facilities, reduce waste and promote sustainability.

Sonato ’15 works to connect Latinos and environmentalism

05.01.2015

Martha Sonato ’15 takes a person-to-person approach to engage the Latino community with environmental issues in the Columbia River Gorge.

Willamette ranks 13th in nation among green colleges

04.20.2015

The Princeton Review recognized Willamette for its sustainability efforts.

Convocation panelists remain optimistic about Zena's future

04.03.2015

Panelists review history, future of Zena during convocation.

Green Initiative Fund promotes sustainability efforts across campus

02.16.2015

The Green Initiative Fund is promoting social and environmental sustainability on campus.

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