- 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!
- New check-out form for Greenware We've streamlined the ordering process for free check-out of reusable Greenware dishes and utensils for your events. Please place your free orders here!
- EcoReps are here! South Campus residence halls will have EcoReps this year to answer sustainability questions from students and come up with suggestions for greening dorms!
Pomona dorms win big The LEED Platinum-certified dorms at Pomona were honored as Grand Winners in the 2013 Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards! Selected in the Green Multifamily category, the dorms "wowed" judges with "the many sustainable features packed into the project." Read more about the competition here!
Pomona EA professor Char Miller honored with conservation award Director of the 5C Environmental Analysis program Char Miller received the Pinchot Medallion for "Distinguished Leadership in Forestry Conservation" in September 2013. The award was bestowed by the Pinchot Institute, a conservation organization named for Gifford Pinchot, one of the fathers of the conservationist movement. Read more about Professor Miller's dedicated work with the EA program and the sustainability movement on campus here.
Pomona's composting program featured on Compostory.org An article by Pomona senior Jen Schmidt and edited by Farm Manager Adam Long was recently published on Compostory.org, an organization that provides educational programs and resources for organic waste management. The article, found here, explains why colleges should pursue small-scale campus composting programs like Pomona's. This is part of Compostory.org's effort to gather resources about college/university-scale composting to form a support network and help more colleges start up their own programs!
ReCoop decides not to sell fridges this fall After some research on mini-fridges the Sustainability Office and ReCoop decided not to sell mini-fridges collected during Clean Sweep. Old mini fridges have an energy cost of up to 85% of the electricity of a full fridge, whereas new fridges can be, at best, 70% of the electricity. Instead of wasting energy by keeping old fridges on campus, ReCoop will recycle these old fridges. Read a full run-down of ReCoop 2013 here.
Pomona makes the Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll Pomona College is one of only 22 colleges nationwide to make the Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll. Pomona achieved the highest score possible under the evaluation criteria provided by the Princeton Review. To read what criteria took Pomona to the top, check this article out.
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Mailing AddressPomona College, Sustainability, 101 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711
Campus LocationSustainability Integration Office