Green News

“Colleges Create Eco-Friendly Dorms”
August 31, 2007
Pitzer College's environmentally friendly residence halls were featured on NPR's Morning Edition. National desk reporter Mandalit del Barco reported on how some college students are demanding that campus housing be more environmentally responsible. Del Barco interviewed President Trombley and several Pitzer students for the education segment.

“Green Goes to School”
August 23, 2007
Students at Pitzer College in Claremont have moved into new dorms with garden rooftops and photovoltaic panels. New LEED-certified housing will soon replace all the old dorms on campus, officials say, and rooms are cleaned only with green products.

“Public Enemy No. 1?”
July 5, 2007
Lawn, some researchers suggest, is more than a custom. They say humans are drawn to open, lush landscapes for safety and survival. Lawns represent an oasis, albeit a denaturalized one, according to Paul Faulstich, who teaches Environmental Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont. He has written that “lawns represent the metaphorical waterhole in the parched savanna.”

“Universities Pledge to Go ‘Climate Neutral’”
June 13, 2007
Of the 284 institutions nationwide that signed the pact, thirty-seven are in California, including Pitzer College.

Living with Ed features Pitzer College

In this episode, which aired on September 24 on HGTV, the Begleys visited Pitzer College to see the new sustainable residence halls. President Laura Skandera Trombley took Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson around the buildings to show them all of the green features. From Dutch doors to cross ventilation in the rooms, Ed and Rachelle were impressed.

NBC4: Focus on Pitzer College

NBC 4 Los Angeles featured Pitzer's new residence halls on their August 31, 2007, 5 p.m. news report as part of their “Going Green” segment.

NBC 4 News Los Angeles, Extra weekend edition, aired an expanded feature on the green residence halls that included a studio interview with Professor of Environmental Studies Paul Faulstich.