Sustainable Students Promoting Environmental Action and Responsibility

SSPEAR is CMC's environmental club dedicated towards the defense of our natural environment and the advancement of sustainability. As a campus organization, we spread awareness of environmental issues, motivate the student body and campus services to live and operate more sustainably, and provide the resources to make these changes permanent.

SSSPEAR’s mission is to raise the awareness of our impact on the environment as individuals and as an institution as a whole, to inspire action through this awareness, and to permanently instill environmental responsibility into the mindsets and lifestyles of students at Claremont McKenna College.

P A S T   A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S
SSPEAR hosted the PowerDown energy reduction competition in February and March. The Student Apartments won the dorm-wide contest with an 8.5% reduction in energy usage over a 3-week period! During the competition, SSPEAR organized events to encourage environmentally-friendly behavior, such as Drying Party to hang dry laundry. Aside from PowerDown, SSPEAR has also organized beach clean-ups, documentary screenings, waste audits, and more!

F U T U R E  P L A N S
In the short-term future, SSPEAR plans to establish a program for students to check out drying racks and personal compost bins to use throughout the school year. SSPEAR hopes to provide the resources for students to live sustainably on campus. SSPEAR is also working on a composting initiative at CMC, and hopes to incorporate the CMC garden into the composting plan.

M E M B E R S H I P  R E Q U I R E M E N T S
A passion for environmental sustainability and/or a curiosity to explore humanity's impact on the environment!


Publicity Director & Events Coordinator: Ellen Broaddus and Jack Carroll

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