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Campus Initiatives

A number of offices and groups at Lewis & Clark address sustainability through on-campus initiatives. In addition, a number of events bring experts from around the world to our campus to discuss issues of ecology, economy, and equity. For the latest information about on-campus sustainability initiatives, visit our news page

  • Accessibility Task Force: An advocate body for all members of the LC community who face obstacles related to accessibility.
  • Bon Appetit: Our food services company, devoted to “working in a socially responsible manner for the well being of our guests, communities and the environment.”
  • Business Office: Includes audited financial statements and information on Lewis & Clark college investments.
  • Campus Carshare Program: Now available on campus for staff, faculty, and students to provide an easy, efficient short-term transportation option.
  • Center for Leadership and Service: Serving students, staff and faculty in a wide variety of opportunities by connecting them to various local and global partnerships that strengthen communities and develop leaders.
  • Educating for Sustainability: Graduate-level course offered in the Spring and Fall and a Summer Institute that provide participants with a chance to deepen their understanding about sustainability.
  • Energy Conservation: Efforts by Facilities Services to promote efficient use and conservation of energy in our campus infrastructure, as viewed through our campus-wide energy dashboard.
  • Energy Initiative: A recently approved student-sponsored initiative to pay for one hundred percent renewable electricity.
  • SABER (Student Advocates for Business and Environmental Responsibility): Dedicated to promoting collaboration between environmental advocacy groups, governmental agencies and the business sector.
  • SEED (Students Engaged in Eco-Defense): Dedicated to creating a more sustainable and just world by bringing green, sustainable practices to Lewis & Clark College and conducting outreach to the larger community.
  • Situating the Global Environment: An initiative funded by The Andrew Mellon Foundation for the Environmental Studies Program, SGE promotes two innovative approaches in interdisciplinary environmental scholarship: situated research and social learning. The initiative runs from June 2011 through May 2014; all related research and resources are documented and dynamically assembled on this website.

  • Sustainability Council: A group of students, faculty, and staff drawn from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, and Graduate School of Education and Counseling charged with examining  key sustainability-related questions that face Lewis & Clark.

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