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Podcast: Eco-Olympics encourage environmental awareness on campus

February 24, 2009

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Lewis & Clark College’s inaugural Eco-Olympics competition is underway, challenging undergraduate students to decrease their energy consumption and participate in environmentally focused activities throughout the month. Launched on February 5, the Eco-Olympics has spurred competition between residence halls based on energy savings and attendance at various campus events.

“One of the great things about the Eco-Olympics is that it encourages people to take action,” said Eco-Olympics organizer Kiel Johnson, a senior economics major. “It’s been really interesting just talking with students. People seem really excited and engaged in doing things to protect the environment.”

The competition, which is sponsored by Lewis & Clark Sustainability Council, Campus Living, Facilities Services, and SEED (Students Engaged in Eco-Defense), wraps up on March 5.

Listen to this podcast (mp3) to learn more about the project and Johnson’s goals for increasing environmental awareness on campus.

 

*Junior Emily Stevens and first-year student Ethan Allred produced this podcast.

 

For more information:

Emily Miller
Public Relations Coordinator
503-768-7960
emilymiller@lclark.edu