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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 […]

Introducing the Energize Colleges Program!

September 18, 2016

BY: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager Since its establishment last year, the Hixon Center has sought every opportunity to engage students in environmental sustainability on and off campus. We recognize that, as part of a student’s educational experience and professional development, internship opportunities provide students with the skills, networks, and experiences necessary to pursue academic and professional […]

‘Brexit and the Environment: Part 3

September 4, 2016

BY: PROFESSOR TANJA SREBOTNJAK, DIRECTOR OF THE HIXON CENTER This is Part 3 of the Hixon Center’s three-part series (Part 1; Part 2) on the implications of the Brexit vote for the environment and climate change. Professor Tanja Srebotnjak discusses implications of the UK’s parting from the EU as it pertains to global action on climate change. Part […]

CSR & 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 […]

Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment? Part 3: Climate and Environment at the National Conventions

August 14, 2016

BY: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager When I last evaluated the environmental stances of our presidential candidates, it was all but certain that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would be the respective nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties. This past month, both were formally selected by their parties at the Republican and Democratic National […]

‘Brexit’ and the Environment: Part 2

August 14, 2016

BY: PROFESSOR TANJA SREBOTNJAK, DIRECTOR OF THE HIXON CENTER This is Part 2 of the Hixon Center’s three-part series (read Part 1 here) on the implications of the Brexit vote for the environment and climate change. It discusses some of the potential effects that the UK’s parting from the EU could have on environmental protection in […]

Mt. San Antonio Gardens Conservation Plan

August 1, 2016

BY: LAUREN D’SOUZA, with contributions from Sam Tanenbaum Mt. San Antonio Gardens, a 500 resident, 31-acre retirement community with central facilities, homes, cottages, and apartments in Claremont and Pomona, is undertaking an energy conservation plan for their campus. Maureen Beith, the CEO of the Gardens, announced the carbon reduction strategy at her monthly meeting with the […]

Nixing the Leaf Blower: Resource-Heavy Appliances + Resource-Light Alternatives

July 28, 2016

BY: LAUREN D’SOUZA Every morning, I am awoken not by my phone’s alarm, but by the loud, annoying, seemingly omnipresent din of leaf blowers. This summer, I’m living in Westwood, a section of Los Angeles adjacent to the beautiful UCLA campus, the Los Angeles National Cemetery, and an expansive public park and playground. Although the […]

‘Brexit’ and the Environment: Part 1

July 11, 2016

BY: PROFESSOR TANJA SREBOTNJAK, DIRECTOR OF THE HIXON CENTER On June 23rd, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The future for both the UK and the EU are uncertain following this monumental decision, but what impact will this decision have for the environment? Tanja Srebotnjak, in a three-part series, takes us through […]

Anne Bremer: Rejuvenating the Claremont Energy Challenge

July 11, 2016

The Hixon Center sat down with the new Program Manager for the Claremont Energy Challenge, Anne Bremer, to discuss the upcoming plans for energy efficiency in Claremont. ————————————————HCSED: Tell us a little bit about yourself—what’s your background with sustainability in Claremont and with the Claremont Energy Challenge? Anne Bremer: I grew up in the East San Francisco Bay […]

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