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  • PowerDown/ Get WaterWise Challenge runs March 26 - April 15 Power what?  Power Down!  Pomona is competing against all 5C's and nationally with Campus Conservation Nationals to reduce energy and water in the dorms.  Pledge to participate here.  Follow residence halls on the Building Dashboard.
  • FReCoop is up and running! Love thrifting and getting free stuff? Have old stuff you don't want anymore? Check out the FReCoop room in Walker Lounge where you can get or give reused clothing, shoes, or small items.  Open when EcoDesk is open.
  • New EcoDesk in Walker Lounge!  Want to pick up lightbulbs, find out where to dispose of your mini fridge, pick up a Little Green Book, or just want to hang out?  Stop by Sundays 1-3 pm or Mondays - Wednesdays 8-10 pm in Walker Lounge next to the RA Desk.
  • 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

No Impact Week promotes environmental consciousness 184 Pomona College students, faculty, and staff pledged to live with a reduced impact for one week. Each day's events had a themes, such as transportation. Events such as the Water Bottle Taste Test at the SCC and screening of No Impact Man kept the week informative and fun.  Read more about the competition here!

Pomona bioswales capture rainwater and help fight drought  The College recently added a series of bioswales to capture rain runoff and recharge the aquifer. When rain comes down the bioswales fill with water and soak into the ground instead of running into storm drains.  Read more here.

New bicycle repair station  Installed in January, Pomona's new bicycle repair station allows commuters and students to access 24/7 tools and instructions for self-repairs.  Funded by the President's Sustainability Fund for students and located by the southwest corner of the Smith Campus Center. Ream more here.

Pomona's electric vehicle stations part of workplace case studies Furthering the College's vision for sustainability, it installed six EV stations when constructing the campus's newest parking structure in 2011.  The college provides access to EV stations for the public as well as inexpensive charging for staff, hoping to encourage more alternative forms of commuting. These stations were part of a charging at work case study report put out by the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative. Read the full case study on pages 18-19 here [pdf] .

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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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