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Leader in Sustainability

April 16, 2015

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At Lewis & Clark, our approach to sustainability is grounded in our mission to cultivate global thinkers and leaders. We build on the best available scholarship and practice—recognizing the importance and interrelatedness of ecology, economy, and equity—to extend our research and actions beyond our campus and into the wider world.

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  • Lewis & Clark is ranked the greenest school in the nation.

    We source food locally. About a quarter of what we serve on campus is grown within 100 miles of Lewis & Clark.

  • Lewis & Clark is ranked the greenest school in the nation.

    Two student gardens provide opportunities to engage in alternative farming and gardening practices.

  • Lewis & Clark is ranked the greenest school in the nation.

    Lewis & Clark requires all new campus buildings to be constructed in accordance with LEED Gold standards.

  • Lewis & Clark is ranked the greenest school in the nation.

    One hundred percent of the electricity we use is generated by “green power” sources.

  • Lewis & Clark is ranked the greenest school in the nation.

    Our diverse overseas and off-campus programs offer students opportunities to see the complex ways ecology, economy, and equity interact in locations around the globe.

  • Lewis & Clark is ranked the greenest school in the nation.

    We co-hosted a national sustainability conference in October 2014.

  • Lewis & Clark is ranked the greenest school in the nation.

    Lewis & Clark has achieved Sustainability at Work’s gold certification and is recognized for its leadership in helping to make Portland one of the cleanest, most sustainable cities in the country.

  • Lewis & Clark is ranked the greenest school in the nation.

    Our Environmental Law Program is ranked #1 in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Lewis & Clark is ranked the greenest school in the nation.

    We won first place in the Northwest Conference in the EPA’s 2013-14 College and University Green Power Challenge.

  • Lewis & Clark is ranked the greenest school in the nation.

    In September 2013, we became the first private college to achieve Salmon-Safe certification.

For our efforts, The Princeton Review has ranked Lewis & Clark #1 in this year’s list of Top 50 Green Colleges. We are holding a special event on Earth Day to celebrate the distinction and highlight our green achievements. Pioneering Progress will feature distinguished guests, including Oregon Governor Kate Brown J.D. ’85 and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales; Warm Springs Chief Delvis Heath; community partner awards; sustainable food and beverages; and a performance by alumni group Renegade Stringband.

 

 

Sustainability at Lewis & Clark Environmental Studies Program

Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program Ecopsychology Certificate

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