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Sustainable Model

October 24, 2014

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Lewis & Clark has long been committed to learning, innovation, and principled action on matters related to sustainability. Once again, we’re being honored for our efforts. For the third year in a row, Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top “Cool Schools” on a list that honors America’s greenest colleges and universities.

This year the college moved up 14 places on the Sierra Club list of 173 colleges and universities, to No. 5. Lewis & Clark is the only school in the Pacific Northwest to be included on the 2014 list.

Lewis & Clark is also cohosting the 2014 AASHE Conference, held October 26-29 at the Oregon Convention Center. With nearly 2,000 participants, the annual event is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America. Attendees from around the world share innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory, and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability in higher education.


“From exemplary teaching to innovative programs in areas such as environmental education and overseas study, all grounded in the faculty’s close collaboration with our students, Lewis & Clark is receiving ever more national recognition as a leader in liberal arts education for the 21st century,” President Barry Glassner said.

In other recent rankings news, Lewis & Clark is on Forbes’ list of the Top 25 Best Western Colleges 2014 and is also among only 24 schools to make Princeton Review’s 2015 Green College Honor Roll. For the third year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has recognized Lewis & Clark’s overseas and off-campus program as one of the best in the nation.

Sustainability at Lewis & Clark Admissions Rankings