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A Call to Institutionalize Sustainability at Harvey Mudd

Harvey Mudd College campus

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager; and TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center Sustainability remains one of Harvey Mudd’s target areas for progress. As we argue here, the College must foster a culture around environmental sustainability on campus and among all of its community members if it is to prepare students for the real […]

Tips for a Sustainable Move-Out

People holding boxes moving in and out of dorms.

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager Harvey Mudd students won’t have to move out for another few weeks, but as I learned during my time in college, it’s wise to start thinking about the move-out process early. Chances are that, as a student, you’ve accumulated a lot of stuff over the past year. As soon […]

Trash to Treasure: Make Your Move-Out Sustainable!

BY: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager Think about everything in your dorm room – your furniture, your clothes, your appliances…In just under a couple of weeks, you will have to move all of that stuff out. Move-out is a particularly stressful event for college students, most of whom realize that they just can’t keep everything. […]

The Hixon Center’s Alternatives to Disposable Products

BY: LAUREN D’SOUZA Americans live a lifestyle focused on disposable goods. Instead of having to deal with the hassle of carrying around and cleaning out reusable items, it often seems easier or more convenient to grab one-time use products. However, this attitude can be dangerous and lead to an immense amount of plastic waste that […]

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 […]