Hixon Center hosts ‘Claremont Energy Vision’ on campus

Last week, the Hixon Center co-sponsored and hosted the Claremont Energy Vision, a convening of students, faculty, community members, local officials and renewable energy experts from Claremont and beyond.

The event focused on Claremont Locally Grown Power, an initiative from the Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) to bring low-cost renewable energy to low-income housing in Claremont, and discussed how the initiative could be scaled up on local, regional and national levels.

More than 25 speakers discussed aspects of a path towards clean and sustainable energy, among them Hixon Center Director Tanja Srebotnjak and CHERP interns Olivia Schneble (HMC-’17) and Daniel McCabe (HMC-’17). The event was organized and facilitated by Toward Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv), a local non-profit whose mission is to “turn ideas into action for civilizational change.”

For more information, visit ecociv.org. Photos and video content from the event will soon be available. Other questions can be directed to hixoncenter@hmc.edu.