CMC SUSTAINABILTY

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. 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 is playing a key role. 

CMC SUSTAINABILITY

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. 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 is playing a key role. 

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.

SUSTAINABILITY 101 @ CMC booklet

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.

SUSTAINABILITY 101 @ CMC booklet

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.

SUSTAINABILITY 101 @ CMC booklet

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70% of academic departments offer sustainability courses

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100% of the service vehicles on campus are plug-in electric

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40% of CMC’s grass replaced with drought-tolerant turf

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

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100% of our academic departments have at least one faculty or staff member engaged in sustainability research

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

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100% of our academic departments have at least one faculty or staff member engaged in sustainability research

“I see what’s projected to happen in our world and the way climate change disproportionately impacts people…I’m trying to help mitigate that through my teaching, research and service, as part of CMC’s initiative to reduce the campus’ carbon footprint.”

Branwen Williams

George R. Roberts Associate Professor of Environmental Biology, Claremont McKenna College

“Climate change is an issue we need to tackle as soon as possible…I knew I wanted to join a club or organization that would allow me to promote sustainability on campus because I wanted to make a difference that I could see when I walked around CMC.”

Andrew Bradjan

Student Member of ACTS Committee, Claremont McKenna College ’22