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A Look Ahead: Studying Sustainability in South Africa

December 2, 2016

BY: LAUREN D’SOUZA, Social Media & Web Coordinator Next semester, I am thrilled to be embarking on my study abroad adventure in Cape Town, South Africa. When I first was pondering the idea of studying abroad, I had lukewarm feelings. I’ve been very fortunate to have traveled abroad with my family, and at first, I […]

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 […]

The Hixon Center goes to AASHE!

October 19, 2016

BY: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager I have been involved in campus sustainability on college campuses since I was a sophomore in college. After being heavily involved with UC Berkeley’s Residential Sustainability Program and Student Environmental Resource Center, I developed a passion for sustainability in higher education. I strongly believe that the college campus is, […]

5C Class Spotlight: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

September 18, 2016

BY: LAUREN D’SOUZA In my opinion, the most unique aspect of attending one of the five Claremont Colleges is the ability to take classes at the other four esteemed institutions. As a tour guide at Claremont McKenna, I tout this proudly on all my tours, mentioning one class in particular: Professor Tanja Srebotnjak’s Life Cycle […]

CSR and Me: My Summer at the Media Policy Center

August 16, 2016

BY: LAUREN D’SOUZA This summer I interned with the Media Policy Center in Santa Monica. The Center sits on the second floor of an office building on Wilshire Boulevard. Inside, the mint green walls are adorned with framed photos, plaques, awards, and bookshelves teeming with volumes on equality, sustainability, peace, and race. MPC’s founders, Dale […]

Digital Humanities at the Claremont Colleges

June 2, 2016

Professor Tanja Srebotnjak, Director of the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, reflects on a Digital Humanities workshop hosted at the Claremont Colleges and offers her thoughts on ‘digital humanities’ going forward. BY: PROFESSOR TANJA SREBOTNJAK, DIRECTOR OF THE HIXON CENTER Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a Mellon Foundation funded workshop on […]

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 […]