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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

Hixon Center Logo

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

Cape Town is sandwiched between the South African coast and Table Mountain. Source: Lonely Planet

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 […]

Our Uncertain Climate Future – Part 1

November 21, 2016


What the U.S. Election Now Means for Global Climate Action By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center & LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager A few weeks ago, we commented on the apparent climate blackout in the presidential debates and mainstream media coverage. We also provided coverage of the candidate’s opinions in our “Where Does […]

Climate Blackout

November 1, 2016


Why Climate Change Hardly Surfaced During the Presidential Campaign Season By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager If you have been following the presidential debates, as well as the Hixon Center’s ‘Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment?’ series, you might have noticed the glaring lack of discussion in the debates and in the mainstream […]

Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment? Part 5: The Second and Third Presidential Debates

October 31, 2016

The presidential candidates clashed one final time at the third presidential debate, a moderated discussion

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager With just more than a week remaining before the Presidential Election, I offer to you my conclusive segment of the ‘Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment?’ series. In this segment, I evaluate the latter two presidential debates between Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) and offer […]

Looking for a Career in the Green Economy?

October 31, 2016

Metropolitan areas with thriving green sectors

By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center Looking for a career in the Green Economy? Here are some tips on where to look. Harvey Mudd College graduates are smart, hard-working and dedicated. You graduate in sought-after STEM fields. Many of you move on to pursue graduate studies. As a result, you typically have job […]

The Hixon Center Reflects on the Sustainable Design and Solutions Conference

October 19, 2016

BY: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center, LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager, and LAUREN D’SOUZA, Web & Social Media Coordinator (CMC-’18) Following the Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions that took place on October 8th, we here at the Hixon Center took some time to reflect on the event and share our reflections […]

The Hixon Center goes to AASHE!

October 19, 2016

From Left to Right: Alexis Reyes (Assistant Director of Sustainability, Pomona College), Warren Biggins (Sustainability Manager, Pitzer College), Louis Spanias (Sustainability Program Manager, Harvey Mudd College) and Crystal Weintrub (Sustainable Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Scripps College)

BY: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager I have been involved in campus sustainability on college campuses since I was a sophomore in college. After being heavily involved with UC Berkeley’s Residential Sustainability Program and Student Environmental Resource Center, I developed a passion for sustainability in higher education. I strongly believe that the college campus is, […]

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