Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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Pomona College
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ginny Routhe
Sustainability Integration Office
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Pomona is a member of the Claremont University Consortium, and works with the other campuses in the consortium (Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College) to assess opportunities for programs and projects. The Environmental Analysis major is a consortium-wide major, and shares program resources, professors, and a website. A network of faculty, students, and staff from across the Claremont Colleges meet and collaborate on different sustainability initiatives, such as Power Down, across the campuses.

Pomona's Sustainability Integration Office presented at a variety of conferences within the last five years, including: AASHE, Greening the Campus, Farm to School, SCUP-Pacific, WASC, Occidental College, and CA Higher Education Sustainability. In each of these circumstances specific aspects of the College's sustainability programs was presented, including the College's Organic Farm, Green Office Certification Program, and Sustainability Action Fellowship. More general aspects were presented at events including climate planning workshops at Furman University, and as a trained facilitator for Second Nature/ACUPCC climate action planning workshops. The Sustainability Director meets regularly with sustainability coordinators/directors at other Southern California institutions, including UCLA, USC, UCR, CalTech, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, and University of San Diego.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

AASHE, ACUPCC, Southern California Sustainability Officers,

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Pomona has collaborated with a number of campuses on specific issues, such as coordinating a response to SEI/STARS surveys with a number of other selective liberal arts colleges (SLAC consortium), as well as with the other Claremont Colleges on Claremont-specific project opportunities. These collaborations have included a consortium-wide sustainability conference organized by students, a yearly dorm energy reduction competition and a feasibility study for a water reclamation equipment that would service the whole consortium. Pomona is also part of a group of five SLAC colleges (Vassar, Pomona, Oberlin, Swarthmore, Carleton) promoting student collective engagement in climate action across our campuses.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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