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Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pomona College
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ginny Routhe
Director
Sustainability Integration Office
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Is the institution utilizing the campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in the following areas?:
Yes or No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings Yes
Dining Services/Food Yes
Energy Yes
Grounds Yes
Purchasing Yes
Transportation Yes
Waste Yes
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability Yes
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Other Yes

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Air & Climate and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Environmental Analysis senior thesis: Looking Beyond Fossil Fuel Divestment: Combating Climate Change in Higher Education, Robin Xu 2015 - gave practical solutions to consider like a campus carbon tax, under consideration


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Buildings and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Jordan Johnson '07, EA Senior Exercise - The Environmental Movement Close to Home: A Case Study of the LEEDs Silver Certified Pomona College Biology Building

Biophilic Design at Pomona College: An Analysis of the New Sontag and Pomona Residence Halls, John W. Hasse 2012

Does Design Affect Behavior? A Case Study of Pomona and Sontag Halls, Erin F. Morgan 2012


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Dining Services/Food and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Samantha Meyer '10, EA Senior Exercise - Time to Get Real: A Food Assessment of Dining at Pomona College thesis paper
This thesis paper resulted in the creation of the Sustainability Food Purchasing Coordinator position in the dining halls.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Energy and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Many student projects have occurred surrounding the topic of energy through the Environmental Analysis program. A senior thesis: “Hanging It Out On Campus: A Guide to Providing Line-Drying Options to College Students and Promoting Other Eco-Friendly Laundry Habits.” February, 2009. http://www.pomona.edu/administration/sustainability/resources/publications/Hanging%20It%20Out%20On%20Campus%20-%20A%20Guide.pdf
Brittany Biebl '07, EA Senior Exercise - Solar Heating Haldeman Pool - resulted in solar thermal installation at Haldeman Pool
Louis Russell '09, EA Senior Exercise - Solar-Thermal Energy at Pomona College
2012 Cool Roofs at Pomona College, Jeremiah M. Steuterman


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Grounds and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Elise Novak '09, EA Senior Exercise - The Claremont Graduate Institute of Environmental Design: An Exercise in Ecological Site Planning

Marston Quadrangle: Past, Present, and Proposals for a Sustainable Future, Meryl Seward 2014 - water use proposal


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Purchasing and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Samantha Meyer '10, EA Senior Exercise - Time to Get Real: A Food Assessment of Dining at Pomona College thesis paper
This thesis paper resulted in the creation of the Sustainability Food Purchasing Coordinator position in the dining halls.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Transportation and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Growth on the Gold Line: Evaluating the Foothill Extension and the Potential of Transit-Oriented Development, Adam E. Russell 2012

2011 The Practical PEV: Removing Barriers to Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging and Ownership, Stephen Parry - now have workplace charging PEV stations at Pomona College


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Waste and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

An Environmental Analysis independent study researched, wrote up, and conducted an audit of waste at Pomona College. This model has served as the template by which annual waste audits are now conducted at the college. http://www.pomona.edu/administration/sustainability/students/classroom.aspx


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Water and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Nik Tyack '11, Water in the West final EA project - Water Use at Pomona, a Southern Californian College: A Water Management Plan for the 21st Century - suggestions considered and applied as practical by Grounds
Femke Oldham '07, Politics / PPA Senior Exercise - Water at Pomona College: An Investigation of Policies and Practices


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Coordination, Planning & Governance and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Tyler Dillavou '01, Biology / PPA Senior Exercise - Pomona College: A Vision for Sustainability - laid the foundation for the Trustee's Statement of Environmental Commitment and resultant committee formation and Sustainability Action Plan creation

Tyler Dillavou '01, EA Senior Exercise - Sustainable Development and Higher Education: The Case for Environmental Policy at Pomona College


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Diversity & Affordability and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Cultivating Youth Earth Connections Summer Internship Program (YEC): A Hands-on Environmental Justice Focused Farming Program at the High School Level, Samuel Lewis 2011 - spawned a weekly program put on by the Pomona College Draper Center for Community Partnerships for disadvantaged and multicultural students at Coronado High School with a group of Pomona College students - going on about 4 years of programming now


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Health, Wellbeing & Work and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

EA Senior Thesis creating a course based upon cooking for enjoyment and wellbeing: Cooking up a Course: Food Education at Pomona College, Christina A. Cyr 2014

EA Senior Thesis gardening for enjoyment at Pomona College: A Guide to the Pomona College Organic Farm: An Introduction to the Farm’s History and Basic Gardening Skills and Techniques, Adam J. Long 2014
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/eap_ea_theses/index.2.html


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Investment and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Fossil Fuel Divestment: The Power and Promise of a Student Movement for Climate Justice, Jessica Grady-Benson 2014 senior EA thesis
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/eap_ea_theses/index.2.html


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Public Engagement and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Helena Koelle '03, EA Senior Exercise - Exploring Environmental Lifestyle Changes at the Claremont Colleges

Angela Dickey, Scripps '92, Biology / PPA Senior Exercise - An Evaluation of the Environmental Education Program at Bernard Field Station - outreach to local 5th grade classes

Where Design Meets Occupant Engagement: Studying the Importance of Occupant Engagement for Green Buildings, LEED and Pomona College, Chelsea Fried 2014 - EA thesis


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory in Other areas and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Climate resilience: EA Senior Thesis 2014: A Study of Post-Fire Recovery in Invaded Coastal Sage Scrub at the Bernard Field Station, Dana Marie Von Schaumburg


The website URL where information about the institution’s campus as a living laboratory program or projects is available:

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