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.
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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