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 carbon-neutral tree-free paper, our whole community is working together to reduce our impact on the environment. Our EcoReps also work to educate and inform our community on specific sustainability themes with weekly EcoNews Bulletin emails and by posting educational social media content.
The Sustainability Office at Pomona College acknowledges the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Tongva world, including the Los Angeles Basin, South Channel Islands, San Gabriel, and Pomona Valleys, and portions of Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties). We are thankful for the opportunity to be stewards of this land through sustainability, and we invite the community to do our part to care for this land. As an institution located on unceded Indigenous land, we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (ancestors), ’Ahiihirom (elders), and ’Evoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present, and emerging (language adapted from the Benton Museum of Art's statement of land acknowledgment).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We're Doing About...
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