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WHOI Sustainability Task Force

Engaging with the community to develop a healthier environment for everyone

Our Mission

The Sustainability Task Force is an advocate for sustainable initiatives within the WHOI community.  Our mission is to integrate sustainable practices and resource conservation in research, education, and operations to reduce human impact on the environment.


News & Events

Lunch & Learn: Food CO-OP

September 1, 2020

Join us for a Lunch & Learn on September 23 at 12 p.m. to discuss a burgeoning local food co-op: Flax Food Co-Op. Zoom ID:  82475787895 Password: 224362 Co-op Lunch & Learn

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Share A Bounty

July 22, 2020
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WHOI Scientists Featured on a Box Truck Promoting Solar Installations

March 24, 2020

“WHOI scientists featured on the side of a truck that will be cruising New England for solar installations.”

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Program Incentivizes Businesses to Accommodate Electric Vehicles

March 17, 2020

Read this article to learn more about WHOI’s efforts to expand the electric vehicle community starting with its own stations.

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Winter 2020 Green It Forward Winner

January 30, 2020

Susan Mills won the Winter 2020 “Green It Forward” award. Mills is the primary operator of WHOI’s “Bike Loaner Program,” volunteering her time to ensure that everyone has access to a bicycle, lock, and helmet for their green commuting needs. She also rides her bike into work daily with almost no exceptions. In addition, Mills…

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Curbing Single-Use Plastic at WHOI

December 10, 2019

WHOI Community: Creating and maintaining an environmentally-sustainable organization is a priority for WHOI. Although considerable headway has been made, we are cognizant that there is more to be done – especially in curbing the use of single-use plastics.

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An Engineer’s Little Helpers

November 22, 2019

You can frequently find Chick Pea and Kiwi running along side of Alex Franks’ bicycle, transporting equipment around Quissett Campus. The weight of the bicycle and luggage keeps Alex from going too quickly and allows the dogs a safe and enjoyable run throughout their days at work.

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Music On The Lawn Follow-Up

August 27, 2019

Members of the Woods Hole Community gathered together on the Crowell House lawn to enjoy a concert put on by The Rowan Brothers. Photos by Mathea Madsen.

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Summer Green It Forward Winner

August 19, 2019

Kayleah Griffen won the Summer 2019 Green It Forward award in recognition of her devotion to conserve the planet by eschewing single-use products, bicycling into work as much as possible, is an active member on the sustainability committee, practicing veganism, and providing updates to her peers on ways to live a greener life.

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Music On The Lawn

July 16, 2019

Pack a picnic and enjoy the acoustic guitarists, The Rowan Brothers, located on the Crowell House lawn across from Pie In The Sky. The event will take place on August 8th, from 5-7 pm. All are welcome to join!

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