Hixon Center News and Events

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 announces Spring Workshop Series on Environmental Ethics, Justice and Leadership

January 13, 2017

The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design has joined forces with Sumi Pendakur from the Office of Institutional Diversity and Annenberg Leadership Professor Werner Zorman to offer a three-part workshop series titled, “What Would You Do?” The series will focus on environmental ethics, justice and leadership for the spring semester. Building on the highly successful […]

The Hixon Center Reflects on the Sustainable Design and Solutions Conference

October 19, 2016

BY: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center, LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager, and LAUREN D’SOUZA, Web & Social Media Coordinator (CMC-’18) Following the Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions that took place on October 8th, we here at the Hixon Center took some time to reflect on the event and share our reflections […]

Hixon Center Hosts First Sustainable Design and Solutions Conference

October 19, 2016

The Hixon Center successfully hosted the first Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions at HMC on Saturday, October 8th, 2016. With nearly 100 attendees throughout the day, the conference sought to engage students, faculty, and professionals in stimulating conversations about a wide variety of environmental issues and sustainable solutions across a range of fields. […]

Claremont’s 2016 Earth Day Celebrations

May 2, 2016

BY: PROF. TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center Claremont’s Village was buzzing with activity on the morning of Saturday, April 23. Almost a hundred local non-profit organizations, businesses, schools, and several of the Claremont Colleges were setting up their booths to celebrate the 46th Earth Day. Organized by the City of Claremont and Sustainable […]

Hixon Notes: Let’s Talk Trash

April 18, 2016

The Hixon Center’s Waste Audit offers Insights and Opportunities to Reduce Waste at Harvey Mudd By: Prof. Tanja Srebotnjak & Louis Spanias Trash is one of the most overlooked aspects of our lives. The average American generates about 4.3 pounds (lbs.) of waste per day [1]. It doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but for our […]

The Hixon Center’s April Events

April 1, 2016

April 1 (Friday): Scripps Sustainability Fair Time: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Location: Elm Tree Lawn, SCR Description: Join us in celebrating the 6th Annual Community Sustainability Fair, featuring jam-making, clothes-swapping, and showcasing the latest sustainability projects from over 20 local student and community organizations. Lunch will be served outside with meal card or cash. Open to the […]

Event Recap: Christopher Moore Talk (3/22/16)

March 30, 2016

On Tuesday, March 22, the Hixon Center sponsored a talk as part of our Black, Gold and Green series, entitled “Mixing a Scientific/Political Cocktail.” The speaker, Christopher Moore, is the co-founder of the Simulation for Collective Action, and the 2013-2014 Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow at Berlin’s Ecologic Institute. Moore discussed the interaction between […]

Event: Waste Audit (4/8/16)

March 25, 2016

Join the Hixon Center as we examine the state of waste on Harvey Mudd’s campus! We will be gathering trash from various sites around campus (excluding labs) and analyzing how much could be diverted to compost or recycling. We conducted a similar audit in the fall, and we will be comparing our results to see if […]