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April 13, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day with Art, Music, and Activities at Scripps’ Sustainability Fair

On April 20, 5C Earth Week events will culminate in the eighth annual Scripps Sustainability Fair. Newly expanded for this year, the event brings student clubs and programs across the 5Cs together with local organizations to celebrate our connection to Earth and one another. The fair will be presented in two parts—day and evening—and will take place on Bowling Green.

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September 18, 2017

Miriam Raffel-Smith ’20 Publishes Climate Change Opinion in S.F. Examiner

Miriam Raffel-Smith ’20 urges California’s political leaders to continue taking measures to abate the harmful effects of pollution in an op-ed column published recently in the San Francisco Examiner. 

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June 15, 2017

Scripps College Honored with “Excellence in Design” Award by City of Claremont

Scripps College has been recognized by the City of Claremont for the design of its NEW Hall residence building, which was completed in summer 2016 at the prestigious women’s college. City officials presented Scripps with a 2017 Excellence in Design Award for “new construction” at a public award presentation on June 14, 2017 at City […]

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April 20, 2017

LEED Gold Certification: Scripps College’s NEW Hall Receives Top USGBC Rating

Scripps College announces it has been awarded LEED gold certification for its NEW Hall building, the Claremont, Calif. college’s newest residence hall.

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April 19, 2017

Scripps College Olive Oil Receives Awards

This year’s Scripps College olive oil entries to the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition yielded a Silver medal in the “light, delicate” variety of olive oil, and Bronze recognition for the bottle’s label design created by Scripps sophomore Mary Alexandra “Molly” Vaughn Antell.

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October 5, 2016

NEW Hall Featured At Greenbuild Conference

Scripps’ NEW Hall was selected for inclusion in the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild, in the Educational Tours Program. The 2016 expo takes place in October in downtown Los Angeles from October 5–7.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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