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Redford Conservancy Is First Higher Ed Building in California to Earn Zero Net Energy Certification

The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College has won the first higher education building certification in California for using Zero Net Energy. The certification from the International Living Future Institute is highly sought after and challenging to achieve. The International Living Future Institute’s mission is to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.
April 22, 2019
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New Book by Pitzer Alumnus and Environmental Historian Char Miller ’75 Examines Sustainability in California

Not So Golden State book coverClaremont, Calif. (September 26, 2016)—Pitzer College alumnus Char Miller ’75 digs deep into California’s environmental history and the dark side of the sunny state’s ecology in his new book, Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. In this collection of essays, Miller examines California’s critical environmental dilemmas through the lens of a natural [Read More...]
September 26, 2016
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Pitzer College Named a 2016 “Cool School” by Sierra Club

Phase II Residence Halls, Pitzer CollegeClaremont, Calif. (September 9, 2016) – Pitzer College is one of the nation’s 40 greenest higher education institutions, according to the Sierra Club’s 2016 Cool Schools Rankings published in Sierra magazine. Pitzer ranked 38 among 201 schools across the US. One of the first colleges in the country to launch an environmental studies program, Pitzer [Read More...]
September 9, 2016
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Powering Down: Pitzer College Competes in the 2013 Campus Conservation Nationals to Conserve Energy Use

Claremont, Calif. (February 22, 2013) — Pitzer College is throwing its compact florescent bulbs into the ring for the Campus Conservation Nationals, a three-week competition among universities and colleges across the US to see which campus can conserve the most energy and water. The ultimate goal of the competition is to use a short-term challenge [Read More...]
February 22, 2013
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Pitzer College Announces First Ever Conservancy Devoted Entirely to Southern California Environmental Sustainability Issues

Redford Conservancy LogoNew Conservancy Named in Honor of Southern California Native Robert Redford to Focus on National and Global Applications Claremont, Calif. (November 19, 2012)—Environmental issues unique to the Southern California region will get a lot more attention going forward as Pitzer College announces the launch of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer [Read More...]
November 19, 2012