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The “Green New Deal” – Part 3: Will It Pass?

Green New Deal Supporters Rallying

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager The past two segments of this blog series have covered a lot of ground on the “Green New Deal” Resolution. In the first segment, I explained what exactly the “Green New Deal” was: a blueprint by which Congress could legislate on the issues of climate change and economic injustice. […]

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 […]

The “Green New Deal” – Part 1: What Exactly Is It?

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announces Green New Deal resolution

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager This past February, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the “Green New Deal,” a proposed package of programs and goals that aims to directly address climate change as well as economic inequality. It is named after and inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” of […]

Campus Sustainability: An International Perspective

Gathering of attendees for opening remarks at an international campus sustainability conference

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager Last month, I attended the 2nd Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses (SSUC) conference in Florence, Italy. With 60 attendees from academic institutions around the world (largely from Europe), the conference offered an opportunity to hear from our international counterparts about how they have managed to advance environmental sustainability […]

Sustainable Management of Critical Materials: What is It, and Why Do We Care?

Workshop attendees in Zurich

By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center This is the first part of a multi-part series on the sustainable management of critical materials. Read Part 2 and Part 3. Recently, I participated in a weeklong workshop on the sustainable management of critical raw materials. The workshop, organized by the EU Commission-funded project “SusCritMat,” mainly caught […]

Green Careers Conference 2018: Why You Should Go

Green Careers Conference Flyer

By: LAUREN D’SOUZA, Student Manager at the Roberts Environmental Center (CMC-’18) The Roberts Environmental Center is very proud to announce the 4th Annual Green Careers Conference on Friday, February 2, 2018.  You may have seen my name pop up a few times on the Hixon Center blog. Although the Hixon Center is an institution of […]

Looking for a Career in the Green Economy?

Graphic map of USA

By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center Looking for a career in the Green Economy? Here are some tips on where to look. Harvey Mudd College graduates are smart, hard-working and dedicated. You graduate in sought-after STEM fields. Many of you move on to pursue graduate studies. As a result, you typically have job […]