PowerDown 2015 is here!

PowerDown is a 3 week energy reduction effort at the Claremont Colleges that is a part of Campus Conservation Nationals, the largest nationwide electricity and water reduction competition on college and university campuses. This year it’s lasting from February 16 to March 8th. Each of the 5Cs are competing against each other to see which school can reduce their electricity and water consumption the most. Residence halls are going head to head with each other to see which dorm can be the biggest reducer!

On March 6 there will be a 5C Climate Fair for Fair Climate from 11:30-2:00pm on the Scripps lawn. Keep an eye out for school specific events!

Commit to reduce your energy and water consumption with this pledge, and also get some great ideas for ways to live more sustainably!  https://powerdown.wufoo.com/forms/pledge-form/

Check on the ongoing results here: http://buildingdashboard.net/pitzer/ Search other colleges in the top right corner to see their progress!

The Facebook page can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/claremontpowerdown


We are Under Construction!

We’re in the process of revamping our website! The current website will be expanded to include information about student clubs and organizations, institutional-level sustainability efforts at each school, and a blog open to submissions from students, faculty, and alumni. We hope that this update will help foster cooperation and collaboration between the vast array of groups on our campuses that are dedicated to the environment. Please excuse any missing links, out of date information, and general disorganization during this time. If you’re a leader of a committee or club and would like your information included on the site, or would like to contribute to the blog, please email our new webmaster at rgeller4184@scrippscollege.edu

Breaking News: PO-EA Program Hires Marc Los Huertos

Please Welcome Marc Los Huertos! PO-EA is delighted to announce that it has hired Marc to replace the retiring Rick Hazlett (who steps down in 2015). Marc’s research is in water pollution, especially agricultural runoff, and he has worked extensively on water pollution policy. He has taught courses in aquatic ecology, environmental science, science and policy, statistics, and brings a wealth of knowledge on pedagogy and mentorship to Pomona College and the 5Cs. Join us in welcoming him to Claremont and the 5-C EA Program!

PO-EA Senior Seminar Sustainability Presentations

April 30th 7:00PM-9:00PM
Rose Hills Theater, Pomona College

Teams of EA seniors will present the fascinating results of their semester-long research into an array of projects for their real-world clients, including US Geological Service, TreePeople (LA), the City of Claremont, Pomona College’s Sustainability Integration Office, and Sustainable Claremont. The event is free and open to the public.

Rock the Boat-Film Screening

Saturday, April 5th 7:00PM-9:00PM
Hahn 101, Pomona College

Film screening-Rock the Boat, Saving America’s Wildest River

In the summer of 2008, George Wolfe, a satirical writer and avid boater decided to paddle the entire 52 miles of the LA River, from the headwaters in Canoga Park to its mouth in Long Beach. He organized an expedition and, together with a dozen other ragtag locals he changed the course of the river forever. This film tells their incredible story, the story of the embattled waterway, and the story of LA’s past, present and potential future.

Join us as we conclude the L.A. River Symposium April 5th at 7:00PM for a film screening of Rock the Boat and have a post-film panel discussion with the film director and Pomona faculty.

For more information about the film and to watch the official trailer, please visit www.rocktheboatfilm.com

Refreshments will be available. The film screening is free and open to the public. fmi: https://www.facebook.com/events/763666440332541/

The LA River: Past, Present, and Future

Saturday, April 5th 9:00AM-5:00PM
Rose Hills Theater, Pomona College

The Los Angeles Rive is a river, and poet Lewis MacAdams, who founded the Friends of the Los Angeles, was a key figure in changing how we think about it as one. He’ll be joined by historian Bill Deverell, architect Mia Lehrer, and artist Lauren Bon in a day-long symposium about restoring the river and the communities that line its concrete banks. The symposium is funded by a grant from the Mellon Elemental Arts Pomona initiative.