Campus Sustainability Series

March 24, 2016

Scripps Named as Top Sustainable Small College

Scripps is highlighted for such sustainable practices as growing 20 varieties of edible produce, and producing its own olive oil.

November 8, 2015

Laspa Action Grants: Edith Ortega ’18

The Laspa Action Grants were established to provide opportunities for students to transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action; demonstrate creative and effective problem solving; create partnership(s) in the public or private sector; and produce outcomes that make a positive impact. Students partnered with faculty advisors to submit grant proposals, and the Laspa Center for Leadership steering […]

October 27, 2015

Scripps College Olive Oil Competition

Calling all Scripps College faculty, staff, students and Alumni! We are taking submissions for the Olive Oil Label Competition now until November 3rd. This is your chance to have your design memorialized on the 2015 Scripps College Olive Oil bottle. See the competition flyer for more detailed information. Good Luck! Click here to view flyer […]

July 1, 2015

Weathering the Drought

For the past two decades, Scripps College has adopted a broad range of sustainability initiatives as part of its charge to protect and preserve the environment. Scripps’ commitment to water conservation and sustainability includes implementation of landscaping projects and an upgraded irrigation system. While these actions will result in some changes to the appearance of Scripps’ grounds, the College is committed to preserving the natural beauty of the campus.

August 25, 2014

Water Sustainability at Scripps

Scripps College was looking to conserve natural resources long before drought warning signs popped up around California. Now those plans (and others) are coming to fruition this summer – and they'll keep the campus beautiful at a fraction of the cost.

July 15, 2014

Health Conscious

"My Scripps College education gave me two crucial assets that have driven my life since graduation," says Lindsay Seligman '06. "The ability to question what is and envision what could be."

April 23, 2014

Award-winning Scripps College Olive Oil Takes Silver

For the second year in a row, the Scripps College Olive Oil won an award from the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, beating an impressive field of entries from such countries as France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Slovenia, and Spain.

April 18, 2014

Creative Sustainability: Scripps Students Convert Used Books into Works of Art

Scripps College students Izzy Hendry ‘14 and Andrea Mackey ’17 ranked among the top three winners of this year's third-annual RE:BOOK, a repurposed paper art contest sponsored by The Claremont Colleges Library.

March 18, 2014

Scripps College Student Wins Napier and Davis Peace Awards

A Napier Initiative Award gives Karen Castro-Ayala ’14 the opportunity to tackle issues of food and environmental justice in her home state of Washington.

October 24, 2013

The 2013 Olive Harvest

When 85 Scripps community members gathered last fall to harvest the olive trees outside the Humanities Building, no one anticipated the difference their work would make. One year, 750 bottles of olive oil, and one “Best of Show” award from the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil competition later, they're expanding the work to something greater.