HCSED Announcements and Events

President Obama’s Environmental Legacy

January 16, 2017

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager In September 2016, the U.S. and China stepped forward together to sign and ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, a profound act by the world’s two leading greenhouse gas emitters to hold themselves, and each other, accountable. A couple of months later, in November 2016, the Agreement came into force, committing all nations […]

Hixon Center Announces Black, Gold and Green Lecture Series

January 15, 2017

This Spring, the Hixon Center will host its Black, Gold and Green Lecture Series. The series aims to engage students and faculty across the Claremont Colleges in environmental sustainability issues and topics across a variety of disciplines. In particular, the Black, Gold and Green series deliberately introduces sustainability issues in policy, legal and economic contexts. So […]

Harvey Mudd: Prepare to PowerDown!

January 15, 2017

Starting this February, Harvey Mudd College will once again participate in the 5C PowerDown Competition! As part of a larger Campus Conservation Nationals competition facilitated by Lucid, Harvey Mudd will compete against the other Claremont Colleges, as well as other college campuses around the country, to see who can reduce their residential electricity consumption by the […]

Hixon Center Director Reviews EPA Climate Change Indicators Report

January 15, 2017

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 4th edition of its Climate Change Indicators in the United States report. Overall coordination and development of the report was provided by EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Change Division and dozens of governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities, and international research institutions provided data, science […]

Hixon Center announces Spring Workshop Series on Environmental Ethics, Justice and Leadership

January 13, 2017

The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design has joined forces with Sumi Pendakur from the Office of Institutional Diversity and Annenberg Leadership Professor Werner Zorman to offer a three-part workshop series titled, “What Would You Do?” The series will focus on environmental ethics, justice and leadership for the spring semester. Building on the highly successful […]

The Hixon Center Launches the Green Office Program

January 13, 2017

The Hixon Center will launch its Green Office Program in January 2017, an initiative designed to promote sustainable behaviors and purchasing in administrative and academic departments across campus, and is inviting offices to participate! The Program, designed and administrated by Louis Spanias (Sustainability Program Manager) with assistance from Laura Palucki Blake (Director of Institutional Research and […]

Tips for a Sustainable Holiday Season!

December 5, 2016

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager I think we can all agree that the holiday season is one of the most exciting and enjoyable parts of the year. The semester draws to a close: classes are over, finals are done, and so we can return to our families and friends at home to rest (and of course, […]

The Hixon Center Responds to the 2016 Election

December 5, 2016

A Letter from the Hixon Center by Tanja Srebotnjak (Director) and Louis Spanias (Sustainability Program Manager) We at the Hixon Center were surprised by the election results on November 8. Like many others, we hoped that the country would elect its first female president; that it would continue to make progress on social justice and […]

A Year in Review: The Hixon Center Reflects on 2016

December 5, 2016

By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center; and LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design was officially launched in September 2015 as a college-wide center dedicated to promoting sustainability in the curriculum, research and community engagement. The Center shortly thereafter merged with the Center for Environmental Studies (CES) and assumed […]

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 […]

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