Climate Change

Pomona College is a signatory of The President's Climate Leadership Commitment on Carbon, which means the College must adhere to activities including an annual greenhouse gas inventory and the creation and implementation of a plan for reducing climate change-causing emissions. Pomona College publishes annual greenhouse gas emissions reports publicly through Second Nature. 

Climate Planning Principles

Prioritization of efforts:

In order to emphasize personal responsibility and stewardship, educational opportunities, and other sustainability values, the College plans to take action with the following prioritization of efforts:

  • Conservation (behavior modification and elimination of use)
  • Efficiency (technology improvements)
  • Renewables (purchase and development of alternative energy sources)
  • Offsets (third-party or off-campus offsetting of emissions)