‘Intermodal’ art exhibition highlights connection between indigenous practices and oceanic sustainability

As I entered a room with red walls, nets on the floor and faucets filled with oysters, I quickly realized that the Pomona College Museum of Art wasn’t hosting any average art exhibit. The museum’s most recent exhibition, “Intermodal” by Courtney Leonard, is not only intriguing and aesthetically pleasing to

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EnviroLab Asia funds student research in East and Southeast Asia

Not many people immediately think of East and Southeast Asia when considering the environmental issues of the planet. One organization at the 5Cs is trying to change that. I attended the EnviroLab Asia Summer Research Reportback Sept. 20, an event at the Oldenborg Center at Pomona College. It consisted of

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Harvey Mudd Powers Up During PowerDown: Cold Weather Causes Surge In Energy Consumption

  Harvey Mudd College placed last in this year’s annual PowerDown electricity reduction competition, not only failing to reduce its consumption, but actually increasing it by 15.7 percent. The competition ran from Feb. 13 to Feb. 27. Pitzer College won for the second year in a row with a 10.2

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Pitzer Surges to Victory in PowerDown Competition

For the first time since 2014, Pitzer College won the 5C PowerDown 2017, an annual competition to minimize energy usage between the residence halls of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges. As a reward, Pitzer’s longest-standing environmental club, EcoCenter, will receive a $500 cash prize. The prize is available for EcoCenter

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A Reminder About PowerDown

With three more days of the 5C PowerDown Challenge, Harvey Mudd College is currently leading with a 12.1 percent reduction in its energy consumption. In fact, as it stands now, all colleges except for Mudd have increased their energy consumption. While none of us are perfect environmentalists, these issues are of utmost importance, pertaining

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5Cs Crank Up Competition on PowerDown

There are only a couple days left of the annual PowerDown competition, the three-week period during which the 5Cs battle to reduce their energy usage. Residence halls within colleges also compete to see who can decrease energy usage the most.  Last year’s winner was Claremont McKenna College, which reduced energy usage by 6.8 percent.

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Pomona’s Turf Removal Reaches Nearly All Corners of Campus

When Pomona College President James Blaisdell hired Ralph Cornell as the college’s supervising landscape architect in 1919, he instructed him to create “a college in a garden.” Although Cornell was known for his love of native plants, the fields and plantings he designed for Pomona were more reflective of the founders’ vision of a

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Pitzer Leads 5C PowerDown

Turn down for the environment—energy and water consumption, that is.  PowerDown, a three-week 5C energy reduction competition, is part of Campus Conservative Nationals (CCN), the largest energy and water cutback contest for colleges and universities in the world. The competition at the Claremont Colleges began Feb. 16 as the kickoff

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Confusion Over PowerDown Results Leave Pitzer, HMC in the Balance

Although results from the 5C “PowerDown, Get WaterWise” competition showed Harvey Mudd College with the most reported energy savings, Pitzer College may emerge victorious following HMC’s disqualification from the competition.  During the competition, which began March 26 and lasted three weeks, HMC apparently reduced energy savings by 6.3 percent compared

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