Sustainability (page 2)

April 6, 2022

Spotlight on Staff: Lauren Ng, Sustainability Coordinator

Lauren Ng’s penchant for gardening followed her to the lush botany of Scripps as the College’s new sustainability coordinator.

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March 16, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Rebecca Zabinsky ’09 Works to Create Sustainable Proteins

Rebecca Zabinsky ’09 is a senior scientist at The EVERY Company, an organization whose mission is to create a sustainable, ethical approach to making protein. 

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February 3, 2022

Scripps Student Garden Cultivates Crops and Community

Sophie Perry, an environmental science major, and Sophie Navratil, a media studies major, are co-coordinators of the Scripps Student Garden, a club that cultivates these crops at weekly meetings and hosts events aimed at growing students’ knowledge of sustainable environmental practices on and off campus.

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November 8, 2021

Olive Harvest’s Return Creates Organic Space for Education, Community, and Sustainability

On November 5, Scripps hosted its traditional Olive Harvest, an event that furthers the College’s sustainability efforts by utilizing the campus’s edible plants as a food source. More than 200 students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding Claremont community harvested approximately 700 pounds of olives.

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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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