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Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment? Part 2: Trump Confirms Energy Stances

May 27, 2016

BY: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager In our previous segment, we discussed the environmental policy stances of the remaining frontrunners in this year’s Presidential election. More specifically, we took to the campaign websites of each candidate, and looked to see what Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders had to offer on environmental issues. Readers […]

Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment?

May 16, 2016

BY: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager With every presidential election year come the same hot-button issues: the economy, foreign policy, immigration, and so forth. However, over the last eight years, climate change and other environmental issues have become more pressing. Candidates from both parties have discussed climate change in debates during this election cycle. Since […]

Claremont’s 2016 Earth Day Celebrations

May 2, 2016

BY: PROF. TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center Claremont’s Village was buzzing with activity on the morning of Saturday, April 23. Almost a hundred local non-profit organizations, businesses, schools, and several of the Claremont Colleges were setting up their booths to celebrate the 46th Earth Day. Organized by the City of Claremont and Sustainable […]

Trash to Treasure: Make Your Move-Out Sustainable!

May 2, 2016

BY: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager Think about everything in your dorm room – your furniture, your clothes, your appliances…In just under a couple of weeks, you will have to move all of that stuff out. Move-out is a particularly stressful event for college students, most of whom realize that they just can’t keep everything. […]

CHERP receives CA Energy Commission Planning Grant

April 29, 2016

BY: LAUREN D’SOUZA, Social Media & Web Coordinator 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 […]

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 […]

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