Hixon Center News and Events

Why Sustainability Ratings are Useful

By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Hixon Center Director Good news: Harvey Mudd College has just received a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This follows last year’s first-ever Bronze rating and reflects continued efforts to embed sustainability across all organizational units and processes and was bolstered by the […]

Biomass-To-Energy Study

BY: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Hixon Center Director Claremont McKenna College graduate, Lauren d’Souza (’18), was deeply interested in understanding the obstacles and opportunities faced by Native Americans when it comes to tribal economic development, sovereignty, and sustainable energy generation. Under the guidance of Prof. William Ascher (CMC) and Prof. Tanja Srebotnjak she studied the feasibility of […]

The “Green New Deal” – Part 2: Can Its Goals Be Achieved?

Green New Deal Protesters

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager In the previous segment of the “Green New Deal” series, I provided an explanation of the Resolution co-introduced by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). As I outlined in Part 1, the “Green New Deal” offers a strategic blueprint for Congress to act on the issues […]

Prof. Julie Medero: Vegan, Cylist, & Happy

The Hixon Center sat down with Professor Julie Medero, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to discuss being vegan, not owning a car, and her family’s eco-conscious lifestyle.  —————————————————— HCSED: Have you always been vegan? Julie Medero: I haven’t always been vegan, actually. I grew up in a family in which no one was vegetarian, and I’m […]

Hixon Notes: Food Waste in America

Note: Every month, the Hixon Center will lead off discussion on our monthly theme with an overview of the subject. April 2016 will be focused on food waste—read the article below, written by the Hixon Center’s Director, engineering professor Tanja Srebotnjak, to learn more about our topic. BY: PROFESSOR TANJA SREBOTNJAK, DIRECTOR OF THE HIXON […]