Sustainability (page 2)

October 7, 2021

Sustainable Outdoor Classrooms Balance Safety, In-Person Instruction

By Lauren Mar ’25 Scripps’ nine new outdoor classrooms are a staple of the adjustments that the College has made to align with Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 protocols and ensure […]

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August 5, 2021

Maya Edstrom ’22 Designs Sustainable Clean Water Technologies

“I used to think of ‘the environment’ as something around us and outside of us, but the reality is that we are incredibly interconnected,” says Edstrom. “My classes aren’t just about using sustainable materials and building practices, they’re very focused on creating resilient communities through physical design.”

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February 14, 2020

Lightning in a Bottle: Scripps’ Olive Oil Wins at International Competition

Scripps’ olive oil has won a bronze medal award at the 2020 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. The label, designed by Scripps staff member Christine Olbrech, administrative assistant for the Office of Information Technology, also won a bronze medal for package design.

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January 23, 2020

“Seventh Generation Thinking”: Director of Facilities Operations and Sustainability Lesley Swick Takes the Long View of Sustainable Change

Last fall, Scripps welcomed Lesley Swick as director of facilities operations and sustainability. Swick comes to Scripps after serving for over 10 years as a sustainability, Green Building, and LEED consultant, having worked with clients such as the Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority, UCSD, Toyota, and the City of Santa Monica.

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January 22, 2020

Spring 2020 Community Update From the President

Dear Scripps College Community Members, Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus! As we begin our spring semester, I’m eager to share the following recent College news, updates, and announcements.

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December 20, 2019

Olive Her Heart: Madison Seto ’21’s Winning Olive Oil Design Inspired by Commitment to Sustainability

Congratulations to Madison Seto ’21, student winner of the Scripps Olive Oil label competition! A biochemistry major by day and calligrapher with her own Etsy shop by night, Seto was inspired to enter the competition because of her love of Scripps and her involvement in the olive harvest and other environmental initiatives on campus.

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November 7, 2019

Olive and Well: College Revives Beloved Agrarian Tradition

They are strong and have a lot of character, and though they aren’t generally temperamental, they have been known to snap when pushed too hard. These are the olive trees of Scripps College.

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August 27, 2019

Twice as Nice: Students Repurpose Household Goods with ‘Scripps Scrapps’ Initiative

As stores around the country advertise back-to-college shopping events, Scripps students know that the best deals are to be found right on campus.

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August 9, 2019

Spotlight on Students: Building on History: Eve Kaufman ’20’s Architecture and Archiving Internship at Claremont Heritage

Evie Kaufman ’20 spends her days poring over blueprints, studying architects, and considering how the built environment—the human-made spaces in which people live, work, and recreate—influences individuals and communities.

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August 6, 2019

In the Media: MV Times Highlights a Day in the Farm Life of Sophie Perry ’22

Sophie Perry ’22, an environmental science major, was featured in the MV Times for her work at Morning Glory Farm.

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