What We're Doing on Campus

Pomona College SAVE Annual Report Sustainable Action Visible Effects

The SAVE Annual Report showcases progress towards sustainability goals and initiatives.

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Millikan Laboratory entryway with LEED sign.

All new construction is required to achieve LEED gold or higher. Pomona currently has 12 LEED certified buildings.

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The annual ReCoop sale

ReCoop diverts 10+ tons of waste from the landfill by collecting items during move-out to resell to incoming students.

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Jacob Green, Char Miller and Ron Nemo stand on campus area converted to drought-friendly landscape

Jacob Greene '23 partnered with the Grounds department to identify and install water-saving turf removal projects across campus.

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We've been hard at work on sustainability efforts that touch all aspects of life on the Pomona campus. Whether they're big initiatives like making sure new buildings meet LEED sustainability standards or small daily actions like composting food waste, our whole community is working together to reduce our impact on the environment. Our EcoReps also work to educate our community by hosting events like the Walker Flea Market, publishing articles in the EcoNews Bulletin and by posting educational social media content.

SAVE: Sustainable Action | Visible Effects

In 2017, Pomona College published SAVE, an ambitious guide for creating and managing a sustainable campus community. The plan outlines measurable strategies that lead the College to achieve ambitious sustainability goals and reach carbon neutrality by 2030. SAVE aligns the work and direction of The Board of Trustees, the President, the President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability, and the Pomona community. Progress on SAVE goals and initiatives is published each October in the online interactive SAVE Annual Report. To obtain a PDF copy of SAVE or the SAVE Annual Report please email sustainability@pomona.edu.

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What We're Doing About...

Click on the links below to learn more about our sustainable initiatives.