- <h3> Lewis & Clark is a community that commits itself to diversity and sustainability as dimensions of a just society</h3>
- <h3> Lewis & Clark was ranked #5 in Sierra Club’s 2017 “Cool Schools” list</h3>
- <div class="hero_caption feature-image, hero, right" data-hero-image="/live/image/gid/184/width/1600/height/470/crop/1/52231_fields-panoramic-view.jpg"><h4>This Photo:</h4> 32% of the food that Lewis & Clark purchases is organic, local/community-based, or sustainable-certified.</div><img class="hero_image_placeholder" src="/live/image/gid/184/width/1600/height/470/crop/1/52231_fields-panoramic-view.rev.1426613163.jpg" alt="Hero image"/>
- <div class="hero_caption feature-image, hero" data-hero-image="/live/image/gid/184/width/1600/height/470/crop/1/52239_outdoors-classroom.jpg"><h4>This Photo:</h4> 74% of Lewis & Clark graduates took a course with a sustainability-related learning outcome.</div><img class="hero_image_placeholder" src="/live/image/gid/184/width/1600/height/470/crop/1/52239_outdoors-classroom.rev.1426619101.jpg" alt="Hero image"/>
- <div class="hero_caption feature-image, hero" data-hero-image="/live/image/gid/184/width/1600/height/470/crop/1/52266_prog-b-0812-0225.jpg"><h4>This Photo:</h4> 58% of students participate in community service.</div><img class="hero_image_placeholder" src="/live/image/gid/184/width/1600/height/470/crop/1/52266_prog-b-0812-0225.rev.1426700333.jpg" alt="Hero image"/>
- <div class="hero_caption feature-image, hero, right" data-hero-image="/live/image/gid/184/width/1600/height/470/crop/1/52267_prog-c-0410-0040.jpg"><h4>This Photo:</h4> 300 students volunteered for invasive plant removal.</div><img class="hero_image_placeholder" src="/live/image/gid/184/width/1600/height/470/crop/1/52267_prog-c-0410-0040.rev.1426700778.jpg" alt="Hero image"/>
Sustainability at Lewis & Clark
Lewis & Clark is committed to learning, innovation, and principled action on matters related to sustainability. Our research and actions extend beyond our campus into the wider world, we build on the best available scholarship and practice in our endeavors, and we recognize the importance and interrelatedness of ecology, economy, and equity.
It’s a persistent question: How do you prepare large populations for an emergency? Funded by a grant of more than half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of Lewis & Clark faculty and students is creating a video game to educate and enlist young people in that critical process.
In a hard-fought Ninth Circuit case, Earthrise Law Center at Lewis & Clark Law School recently prevailed in a suit against the US Forest Service under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for failing to stop the disposal of lead ammunition in Arizona’s Kaibab National Forest. The lead from the ammunition used by hunters poisons the remains of animals that have been shot, thereby killing or injuring critically endangered condors that scavenge in the area.
Early this spring, Lewis & Clark Law School’s inaugural Wyss Scholar, Cooper Rodgers ’19, invited two undergraduate students studying environmental sciences at state colleges in California to visit the law school and learn about career paths in environmental law. “Getting Things Done: Careers in Environmental Law for Natural Resources Majors” was developed by Cooper and funded by the Wyss Small Grants Program, which is part of the Wyss Scholars Program.