Lewis & Clark named one of Sierra Club’s top environmentally responsible schools
August 11, 2015
For the fourth year in a row, Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top “Cool Schools,” a list that honors America’s greenest colleges and universities. At number 9, Lewis & Clark is the only school in Oregon to be included in the top ten.
The Sierra Club rankings are based on surveys that track categories including energy supply, water usage, food, research, curriculum, learning outcomes, purchasing, transportation, waste management, and innovation.
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. From classes in environmental studies to student-run gardens, Lewis & Clark integrates sustainability at every level.
For our efforts, The Princeton Review ranked Lewis & Clark #1 in its list of Top 50 Green Colleges earlier this year.