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W&J students talk sustainability summit planning, environmental activism

May 6, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (May 6, 2021)—Chances are, you saw a flood of social media posts around the third week of April promoting Earth Day and the idea of “going green.” Selena Easley ’21, Kali Bunecicky ’21, and Kayla Stanczak ’24 want to make sure that message doesn’t just stick to one day a year. The trio …  

W&J students active in climate change battle

April 22, 2021
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For 22-year-old Erin Herock, fighting climate change isn’t an option. “Climate change is one of, if not the biggest issue, that my generation faces,” said Herock, a senior environmental science and public policy major at Washington & Jefferson College. “It’s pretty anxiety-inducing at times. We don’t know how things are…

Washington & Jefferson College Renews Level I Accreditation From ArbNet Accreditation Program And The Morton Arboretum

March 24, 2021
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Washington & Jefferson College in Washington County has earned renewal of its Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.

Washington & Jefferson College Renews Level I Accreditation from ArbNet Accreditation Program

March 15, 2021
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Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) has earned renewal of its Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.

Mineral supplies a key for renewables, expert says at W&J energy webinar

March 11, 2021
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Solar, wind and batteries for electric vehicles and storage are generally considered to be the major sources of renewable energy, but don’t forget minerals.

Bonnie McGill ’06 to lead webinar on climate change

January 30, 2021
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Dr. Bonnie McGill, an ecosystem ecologist and science communicator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, to lead webinar on climate change.

Local NAACP swears in W&J Professor Bob East as board member

January 19, 2021
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Newly elected officers and executive board members of the Washington chapter of the NAACP were sworn in on Sunday evening, during the civil rights organization’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Corporate diligence topic of W&J energy webinar

January 5, 2021
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Corporate responsibility in the natural gas industry will be the theme of the next virtual webinar presented by Washington & Jefferson College’s Center for Energy Policy and Management.

W&J Professor Jason Kilgore appointed as WCCD Associate Director

December 16, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 16, 2020)— The Washington County Planning Commission recently appointed Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore as an Associate Director for the Washington County Conservation District (WCCD). Kilgore will serve the new role in a volunteer capacity while continuing his tenure at W&J. Dr. Kilgore was recruited to this …  

Chase Weiland ’20 named EVS Prize Winner for 2020-2021

December 15, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 15, 2020)—The Department of Environmental Studies has named Chase Weiland ’20 as the 2020 EVS Prize Winner. “The Environmental Studies Prize is awarded to a senior with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, who is in good standing with the College, and through a combination of coursework, course-related projects, extracurricular activities, and …