HCSED News and Updates

Hixon Center to co-host ‘Claremont Energy Vision’ event on April 13th

March 22, 2017

Harvey Mudd College will be hosting Claremont Energy Vision, a convening sponsored jointly by Toward Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv), the Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP, Inc.), the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, and the Environmental Analysis (EA) Program at Pomona College. The event will be taking place on Thursday, April 13th from 7-9 PM PT in the auditorium of the R. Michael […]

Matters of Belief: What Pruitt’s Rhetoric Really Means

March 20, 2017

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager On Thursday, March 9th, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt appeared on “Squawk Box,” a CNBC morning news and talk program, where he was asked if he believed that carbon dioxide (CO2) was proven to be the “primary control knob” for climate. Pruitt responded: No – I think […]

Halfway There: A Mid-Semester Update on Energize Colleges

March 20, 2017

By: KANAMI OTANI, Energize Colleges Program Coordinator Energize Colleges is a program funded by California state utility ratepayers and administered by non-profit Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) which aims to implement academic and workforce development in energy career pathways on college campuses across the state. The goal of Energize Colleges is to provide students with exciting […]

Planning a Sustainable City in Cape Town

March 19, 2017

BY: LAUREN D’SOUZA, Web & Social Media Coordinator Note: Lauren is studying Global Sustainability & Environment in Cape Town, South Africa this semester. Read her previous post on the program to learn more. The 1987 Brundtland Commission famously defined sustainability as balancing the “interlocking crises” of three broad areas of concern: environmental, social, and economic. […]

Hixon Center Interviews Professor Paul Steinberg

March 17, 2017

The Hixon Center recently sat down with Paul Steinberg, Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy at Harvey Mudd College, to discuss the potential impacts of the Trump administration on a number of environmental and climate policy areas. In particular, Steinberg discusses the future of the country’s commitments to international climate action, the repeal of […]

Harvey Mudd places third in 5C PowerDown Competition

March 11, 2017

Harvey Mudd College earned third place in the 5C PowerDown Competition, which began on February 13th, 2017 and concluded on March 6th, finishing the competition with a 5.2% reduction. The competition pits the Claremont Colleges against one another to see who can reduce their electricity consumption by the largest percentage during the three-week competition period. […]

Hixon Center welcomes California High-Speed Rail Authority to campus

March 9, 2017

As part of its Black, Gold and Green Speaker Series, the Hixon Center invited Melissa DuMond (Director of Planning and Integration) and Margaret Cederoth (Sustainability Manager) of the California High-Speed Rail Authority to speak at the Harvey Mudd campus on March 8th, 2017. The event took place in the auditorium of the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching […]

Hixon Center welcomes Renewable Energy expert Daniel Kammen to campus

March 2, 2017

As part of its Black, Gold and Green Speaker Series, the Hixon Center invited Dr. Daniel Kammen to speak at the Harvey Mudd campus on March 1st, 2017. The event took place in the auditorium of the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching & Learning. Dr. Kammen teaches courses in energy and public policy at the University […]

Replenished, but not Rectified: California’s Drought Picture and Water Management Looking Forward

February 27, 2017

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager In case you haven’t noticed, it rained a lot recently. While weather scientists anticipated that El Niño would bring relief to the California drought in 2016, it largely turned out to be a bust. Some parts of the state received rain, especially in the Central Valley, but warmer temperatures […]

Besieged or Emboldened: Women’s and Environmental Movements under the Trump Administration

February 27, 2017

By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center The 2016 presidential campaign was full of headline-grabbing stories about the war on women and the environment that a Trump Administration would wage. President Trump’s appointees to key positions at the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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