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STARS Gold rating for Pomona College


  • The Green Office Program has a new look! Participating in the Green Office Program is now even easier: just have one person in the office fill out the department form, and at least 50% of people in the office fill out the individual form. Congratulations to our newly certified offices: KSPC (Gold), EA and Neuroscience (Silver), Physics and Astronomy (Silver), ASPC (Bronze), and Dean of the College (Bronze)!
  • Mark your calendar for ReCoop! Need a new look for your dorm room, or just a few items? Check out the bargain prices at ReCoop before you buy new furniture or appliances! This year, ReCoop will be on Sunday August 24th from 8am to 5pm in front of Pendleton Pool, and Sunday August 31st from 8am to 5pm in Walker Lounge. Spread the word!
  • ReCoop Book Sale is coming up!  Check the ReCoop Book Room's collection of over 1,600 books before you spend a lot of money on new textbooks! Located on the second floor of Walker Lounge, ReCoop Book Sale will take place on August 31st from 8am to 5pm, and September 1st through 4th from 7pm to 9pm.
  • Submit your news to the new Claremont Colleges Sustainability Newsletter Our newsletter has gone Claremont Colleges wide! This monthly newsletter highlights the latest sustainability happenings, news, events and announcements on our campuses.  Email sustainability with your submissions and sign up to receive it here.
  • Reusable dishes available through Pomona Catering! This fall, Catering is piloting the new program for catered events to use Corelleware instead of disposables. To order, request Corelleware in the Special Requests section of the CaterTrax system.  Try it out at your next catered event!

Recent News

Brush Fire Turns Bernard Field Station into “Living Lab” for Fire Ecology Three Pomona professors received a grant from the Henry David Thoreau Foundation to examine the impact of the recent BFS fire on ecological succession in an endangered coastal sage scrub ecosystem. Professors Jonathan Wright, Wallace Meyer, and Char Miller will use the grant to involve students in research and a new biology course to be offered in spring 2015. Read more here.

Schuler Scholars from Chicago Get Hands-On Experience at Pomona's Farm Six students from the Schuler Scholars Program, which provides high-achieving, underserved students with an intensive college access experience, spent a week doing hands-on activities at the Pomona Farm. The trip was made possible by a proposal written by Julia Neaves '13 and Adam Long '13. Read the full story here.

Pomona's Class Day Goes Green Class Day, a ceremony and dinner celebrating the achievements of the graduating class, had some new sustainability features this year. Facilities and Campus Services arranged for an outside composting contract so that compostable diningware and food scraps could be diverted from the landfill. Read more about the event here.

Pomona Students Place in Top Five in National Water Conservation Competition Pomona College was among the top five schools in the Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 water conservation competition, with students living in residence halls reducing their water use by 65,904 gallons, or 5.4%, below a baseline measure. Joining Pomona in the top five were Oberlin College; UC Santa Barbara; the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and Wake Forest University. Read the full article here.

Claremont Colleges compete in Power Down The five Claremont Colleges competed to reduce energy and water use as part of Campus Conservation Nationals, a nationwide event. The colleges competed against one another and against peer institutions nationwide, and dorms competed against one another within each campus. Nearly 900 members of the 5C community pledged to participate. Read more here.

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Ginny RoutheAssistant Director Facilities and Campus Services - Sustainability (909) 607-5000(909) 607-3937

Mailing AddressPomona College, Sustainability, 101 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711

Phone(909) 607-5000

Fax(909) 607-3937

Campus LocationSustainability Integration Office