HCSED Announcements and Events

The State of Renewable Power in the U.S.

February 12, 2017

By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center The new Administration’s emerging environmental and climate change policy agenda is much discussed these days, to the serious concern and fear of many. Therefore, I would like to use this article to give you a brief update on the state of renewable power in the U.S., because […]

Environmentally Friendly Living: What You Can Do!

February 12, 2017

By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center In the big scheme of things, our individual actions to reduce our ecological footprint seem largely inconsequential. It requires hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of us to make the same lifestyle changes (e.g., retrofitting light bulbs, walking instead of driving, reducing and recycling our waste, etc.) […]

Call for Applications: Hixon Center-Ecologic Institute Summer Internship Program

February 2, 2017

The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design is calling for applications for the Hixon Center – Ecologic Institute Summer Internship Program in Berlin, Germany for Summer 2017. The Hixon Center and Ecologic Institute, a private, not-for-profit environmental think-tank and applied research organization, have formed a partnership to provide internship opportunities to qualified students enrolled full-time at […]

Composting coming to Hoch-Shanahan, Res Halls this Spring

February 1, 2017

This spring, the City of Claremont will launch its Organic Waste Collection Program. As part of the program, the Hixon Center has been working with Facilities & Maintenance and Dining Services to bring composting to Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons and to the residence halls soon after. In April 2016, the Hixon Center and F&M conducted a campus […]

Climate Clash: President Trump’s First Moves on the Environment

January 30, 2017

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager It did not take long for President Donald Trump to make his first moves on the environment. Inaugurated just over a week ago, the 45th President of the United States has acted quickly, issuing a number of executive orders and instructions, geared toward undoing President Obama’s environmental legacy. The […]

Call for Applications: 2017 Summer Research Fellowships

January 27, 2017

The Hixon Center has just announced four research fellowships for Summer 2017! Each year, the Hixon Center offers summer research fellowships for students interested in environmental sustainability. Most fellowships are paid, and last from May until late July. Research can be performed on- or off-campus. For the summer of 2017 (5/22 – 7/28/17), the Hixon Center is […]

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 […]

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