Happy Earth Day! In a dramatic expansion of the Pitzer College’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the College dedicated six new ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations in its East Mesa parking lot. This expansion triples the number of Pitzer’s electric vehicle charging stations.
“This is the
next exciting chapter in the story of the Pitzer community’s dedication to its
values. It is the result of an intensive six-month collaboration across the
college from the president to cabinet members to Advancement to Facilities and
a generous parent of a current student,” said Laura Troendle, Treasurer and Vice President for Finance and Administration.
celebrated the activation of the new charging stations at an Earth Day ribbon cutting
attended by students, faculty and staff. “This
is the kind of difference that our community makes each and every day at Pitzer
College,” observed Neil Macready, Vice President for Advancement, in his
remarks about a half-year journey leading to the Earth Day activation of the
The six new
charging units and their installation are fully funded by contributions, which
is another breakthrough model for innovation at Pitzer.
$30,000 donation from the FivePoint EV Charging Station donation program which
is funded in part by the NewHall Land and Farming Company.
anonymous $20,000 donation from the parent of a Pitzer student paid for the
costs of on-site preparation and installation of the charging stations, and the
Assistant Vice President of Campus Facilities Patrice
Langevin, who, along with Bev Lloyd, Assistant Director of Maintenance,
Operations and Construction, obtained the grant that paid for the six charging
stations, reiterated the collaborative project process across the College and also
recognized the many staff members who transformed the widespread Pitzer
community’s generosity and commitment into active charging stations next to
representative Michael Hoffman then gave an overview of the charging station
design, smart device app control and operation, while Assistant
Director of Facilities and Custodial Services Mark Crawbuck and numerous staff
members supported the event and answered questions about the installation