Raising awareness, pursuing commitments, and tracking progress for a more sustainable CMC

Claremont McKenna College was founded on the principle of preparing leaders of the future for the challenges that lie ahead. Yet, we are also dedicated to being leaders of the present. One of the most significant challenges we, as a global community, face is the climate crisis, and CMC plans to lead the way. 


Learn more about the student organizations and academic programs engaging the CMC community.


Read about the CMC’s involvement in higher education climate commitments and our plans for achievieng them. 


See how the we are monitoring our energy consumption, water usage, and waste to more responsibly use resources.


Learn how CMC is working to build a more just and sustainable future and how you can join in this effort.

Claremont McKenna College is taking tangible actions, both big and small, toward ecological responsibility. The broad scope of this responsibility culminates in the goal of reducing the environmental impact of campus infrastructure and operations and encouraging the campus community to participate in these efforts.

CMC tracks environmental impacts as reported by the Roberts Environmental Center, and takes steps to reduce its environmental footprint. Sustainability guidelines have been adopted to encourage leadership opportunities in such areas as power use, building construction, waste management practices and purchasing.



24% of the purchased electricity used on campus was generated from renewable sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal


96% of the service vehicles on the Claremont McKenna College campus are plug-in electric


25% (totaling 5 acres) of non-athletic grassy areas were removed


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