Hixon Center News and Events

Registration Now Open for Sustainable Design and Solutions Conference

Registration has officially opened for the 2nd Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions at Harvey Mudd College. The conference will take place on Friday, October 5th, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning. The conference is free to attend, and lunch and refreshments will […]

Hixon Center to launch 2018 “Black, Gold and Green” Speaker Series

The Hixon Center will continue its “Black, Gold and Green” Speaker Series this spring, starting on February 21st and proceeding through the end of April 2018. The series has been held each spring since the launch of the Hixon Center. This spring, the series will take on a theme for the first time: “A Changing […]

Hixon Center Announces Black, Gold and Green Lecture Series

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!

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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

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

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

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

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

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 (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 […]