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Lewis & Clark makes the Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll

August 07, 2013

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Lewis & Clark is one of the greenest schools in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. It is among only 22 schools to make the publication’s 2014 Green Rating Honor Roll, which highlights sustainability-related practices, policies, and academic offerings.

Among the many green qualities noted by the Princeton Review

  • At Lewis & Clark, all new buildings must be built to LEED Gold standards.
  • 100 percent of the school’s electricity is generated by “green power” sources.
  • Emissions have been reduced by more than 30 percent since 2006, already besting Portland’s 2009 Climate Action Plan.
  • Students participate in groups such as SEED (Students Engaged in Eco-Defense), the Sustainability Council, and SABER (Student Advocates for Business and Environmental Responsibility).
  • About a quarter of the food served on campus is grown within 100 miles of the school.
  • Lewis & Clark has installed bike repair stations around campus and has a free electric vehicle charging station.
  • In 2013, the college ranked first in the Northwest Conference in the EPA’s College and University Green Power Challenge.

The Princeton Review calculated Green Rating scores for 832 colleges. Only the schools receiving a score of 99 in the Green Rating tallies made the publication’s honor roll.

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