HCSED Announcements and Events

CHERP receives CA Energy Commission Planning Grant

April 29, 2016

The Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) is a residential energy efficiency nonprofit founded in Claremont by Devon Hartman. CHERP has been active in Claremont, Huntington Beach, Sacramento, Monrovia, Danville, and more for over a decade, promoting home energy retrofits, solar power, and everyday energy efficiency tasks to get homes on the path to “Net […]

The Hixon Center’s Alternatives to Disposable Products

April 21, 2016

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: Let’s Talk Trash

April 18, 2016

The Hixon Center’s Waste Audit offers Insights and Opportunities to Reduce Waste at Harvey Mudd By: Prof. Tanja Srebotnjak & Louis Spanias Trash is one of the most overlooked aspects of our lives. The average American generates about 4.3 pounds (lbs.) of waste per day [1]. It doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but for our […]

Prof. Julie Medero: Vegan, Biker, & Happy

April 10, 2016

The Hixon Center sat down with Professor Julie Medero, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to discuss being vegan, not owning a car, and her family’s eco-conscious lifestyle.  —————————————————— HCSED: Have you always been vegan? Julie Medero: I haven’t always been vegan, actually. I grew up in a family in which no one was vegetarian, and I’m […]

Hixon Center Student Named Honorary Udall Fellow

April 7, 2016

The Hixon Center’s most talented social media and web manager has been selected as an Honorary Udall Fellow for 2016-2017. Lauren D’Souza, a sophomore at Claremont McKenna College from Phoenix, AZ, is a Government & History dual major who is interested in pursuing a career in environmental litigation. The prestigious Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and […]

Hixon Notes: Food Waste in America

April 4, 2016

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 […]

The Hixon Center’s April Events

April 1, 2016

April 1 (Friday): Scripps Sustainability Fair Time: 11:30–1:30 Location: Elm Tree Lawn, SCR Description: Join us in celebrating the 6th Annual Community Sustainability Fair, featuring jam-making, clothes-swapping, and showcasing the latest sustainability projects from over 20 local student and community organizations. Lunch will be served outside with meal card or cash. Open to the public and […]

Event Recap: Christopher Moore talk (3/22)

March 30, 2016

On Tuesday, March 22, the Hixon Center sponsored a talk as part of our Black, Gold and Green series, entitled “Mixing a Scientific/Political Cocktail.” The speaker, Christopher Moore, is the the co-founder of the Simulation for Collective Action, and the 2013-2014 Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow at Berlin’s Ecologic Institute. Moore discussed the interaction […]

Meet the New Sustainability Program Manager

March 1, 2016

Louis Spanias is the new Sustainability Program Manager at the Hixon Center. Tell me a little bit about yourself. Louis Spanias: I grew up in Tempe, Arizona, and I studied environmental policy at UC Berkeley for my undergrad. The year after that, I went to the University of Oxford in the UK and did my Master’s in […]

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