Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

The Whitman College Bike Share program is a partnership between the Office of Sustainability and the Penrose Library. Students can check out one of the 12 bicycles in our fleet from the library circulation desk for a free 24-hour rental. Helmets and lights are also provided. The Bike Share Assistant (a student employee) maintains the bikes and helps promote the program.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:

The college is actively exploring the most sustainable way to offer a car share program.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Only electric vehicles can park in the parking spaces with charging stations, which are located in one of our most desirable parking lots.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

In the fall of 2018, Whitman College installed our first electric vehicle charging stations: two SemaConnect chargers and one Tesla Destination charger (all Level 2). These stations are partially fed by power generated by solar panels on neighboring Stanton Hall. Students, employees, and members of the public can use the chargers.


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

N/A


Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

All incoming students receive a sustainable transportation guide in their orientation booklets. All students, faculty, and staff receive email letters shortly before the academic year begins that discourages bringing a car to campus and shares information about alternatives.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
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