Class at the organic farm

A class studies a topographical map of the landscape at the Organic Farm on campus.

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 stocking offices with recycled paper products, our whole community is working together to reduce our impact on the environment.

By the Numbers

  • 23% reduction in energy usage since 2014
  • 13% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2014
  • 114 million gallons of water saved since 2014
  • 10 LEED certified buildings on campus

SAVE: Sustainable Actions | 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 Sustainability Annual Report. For more information, read our Vision for Sustainability. The full report can be found here.

What We're Doing About...