CMC to host Climate Leadership Summit on Earth Day

Claremont McKenna College will host the National Campus Leadership Council’s 2016 Climate Leadership Summit on Saturday, April 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The summit—which coincides with the 8th annual Claremont Earth Day—will bring together public officials, business professionals, academics and student leaders. It aims to highlight the innovative approaches student bodies are taking to make their campuses and communities greener and more sustainable.

The Climate Leadership Summit will feature keynote speakers and panels on some of the most pressing issues in climate change today.

Speakers include California State Treasurer John Chiang; Nancy Sutley, chief sustainability and economic development officer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and former chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Chris Mann, CEO of Guayaki; John Blue, manager of climate programs for the California Environmental Protection Agency; and Mark Takano, US Representative for California’s 41st District.

Other speakers are La Ronda Bowen, ombudsman for the California Air Resources Board; Julie Cart, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Los Angeles Times reporter and writer with CALmatters; Lauren Faber, deputy chief sustainability officer with the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti for the city of Los Angeles, and Timothy O’Connor, director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s oil and gas program.

Members of The Claremont Colleges community (students, staff, and faculty) can attend the summit free of charge. Students from other colleges and universities can purchase tickets for $10. General admission tickets are $20.

CMC is located at 888 Columbia Ave. in Claremont. For more information on the Climate Leadership Summit, including registration, event schedule, guest speakers and more, visit


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