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Hixon Center Interviews Professor Paul Steinberg

March 17, 2017

Paul Steinberg

The Hixon Center recently sat down with Paul Steinberg, Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy at Harvey Mudd College, to discuss the potential impacts of the Trump administration on a number of environmental and climate policy areas. In particular, Steinberg discusses the future of the country’s commitments to international climate action, the repeal of […]

Harvey Mudd places third in 5C PowerDown Competition

March 11, 2017

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Harvey Mudd College earned third place in the 5C PowerDown Competition, which began on February 13th, 2017 and concluded on March 6th, finishing the competition with a 5.2% reduction. The competition pits the Claremont Colleges against one another to see who can reduce their electricity consumption by the largest percentage during the three-week competition period. […]

Hixon Center Welcomes California High-Speed Rail Authority to Campus

March 9, 2017

As part of its Black, Gold and Green Speaker Series, the Hixon Center invited Melissa DuMond (Director of Planning and Integration) and Margaret Cederoth (Sustainability Manager) of the California High-Speed Rail Authority to speak at the Harvey Mudd campus on March 8th, 2017. The event took place in the auditorium of the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching […]

Hixon Center welcomes Renewable Energy expert Daniel Kammen to campus

March 2, 2017

Daniel Kammen

As part of its Black, Gold and Green Speaker Series, the Hixon Center invited Dr. Daniel Kammen to speak at the Harvey Mudd campus on March 1, 2017. The event took place in the auditorium of the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching & Learning. Dr. Kammen teaches courses in energy and public policy at the University […]

Call for Applications: Hixon Center-Ecologic Institute Summer Internship Program

February 2, 2017

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The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design is calling for applications for the Hixon Center – Ecologic Institute Summer Internship Program in Berlin, Germany for Summer 2017. The Hixon Center and Ecologic Institute, a private, not-for-profit environmental think-tank and applied research organization, have formed a partnership to provide internship opportunities to qualified students enrolled full-time at […]

Composting coming to Hoch-Shanahan, Res Halls this Spring

February 1, 2017

This spring, the City of Claremont will launch its Organic Waste Collection Program. As part of the program, the Hixon Center has been working with Facilities & Maintenance and Dining Services to bring composting to Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons and to the residence halls soon after. In April 2016, the Hixon Center and F&M conducted a campus […]

Call for Applications: 2017 Summer Research Fellowships

January 27, 2017

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The Hixon Center has just announced four research fellowships for Summer 2017! Each year, the Hixon Center offers summer research fellowships for students interested in environmental sustainability. Most fellowships are paid, and last from May until late July. Research can be performed on- or off-campus. For the summer of 2017 (5/22 – 7/28/17), the Hixon Center is […]

Hixon Center Announces Black, Gold and Green Lecture Series

January 15, 2017

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This Spring, the Hixon Center will host its Black, Gold and Green Lecture Series. The series aims to engage students and faculty across the Claremont Colleges in environmental sustainability issues and topics across a variety of disciplines. In particular, the Black, Gold and Green series deliberately introduces sustainability issues in policy, legal and economic contexts. Speaker […]

Harvey Mudd: Prepare to PowerDown!

January 15, 2017

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Starting this February, Harvey Mudd College will once again participate in the 5C PowerDown Competition! As part of a larger Campus Conservation Nationals competition facilitated by Lucid, Harvey Mudd will compete against the other Claremont Colleges, as well as other college campuses around the country, to see who can reduce their residential electricity consumption by the […]

Hixon Center Director Reviews EPA Climate Change Indicators Report

January 15, 2017

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 4th edition of its Climate Change Indicators in the United States report. Overall coordination and development of the report was provided by EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Change Division and dozens of governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities, and international research institutions provided data, science […]