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October 22nd, 2019

  • ENVX logo All Day: ENVS Symposium
    The them of the 22nd annual Environment Across Boundaries symposium is “Climate, Environment and Uneven Development.”
    until October 24
  • ENVX logo All Day: ENVS Symposium
    The them of the 22nd annual Environment Across Boundaries symposium is “Climate, Environment and Uneven Development.”
    until October 24

October 23rd, 2019

October 24th, 2019

News

  • August 22
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Lewis & Clark as a top performer in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, making L&C the only baccalaureate institution west of the Mississippi to make the top 10. Lewis & Clark placed second nationally in the category of Investment and Finance.
  • October 2
    ELC’s annual Swift Watch was a success! The board and several other students headed out to Portland and claimed the best spot on the hill to watch the flock of Swifts descend into a local chimney. No pictures accompany this story because we were all too in the moment to photograph.
  • January 28
    Here is a quick summary of some of the things we’ve achieved over the past five years, by the numbers.
  • Fairy Falls
    January 15
    Reducing polluted runoff from industrial facilities continues to be one of NEDC’s highest priorities.
  • Renewable energy intern and chair of the REFF committee Jane Almeida.
    April 23
    When Lewis & Clark undergrads choose to pay the voluntary student “green fee,” the money goes into a fund that allows the college to buy renewable energy certificates and promote sustainability. The Renewable Energy Fee Fund Committee, comprised of students, is responsible for choosing the energy certificates, and awarding grants for student projects, internships, and research.
  • September 15
    Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.
  • September 5
    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
  • September 4
    Preserving our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat
  • September 4
    Tackling the causes and impacts of global warming
  • Air
    September 4
    Fighting for clean air
  • Wim Wiewel leads a community bike ride on his first day as president.
    February 26
    President Wim Wiewel attended the 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, where he and fellow college and university leaders made a public pledge to work harder, faster, and smarter to drive climate action forward. In an op-ed in the Portland Business Journal, President Wim Wiewel discusses the work we’ve done and the work ahead.
  • November 2
    As sustainability becomes increasingly relevant in all academic and professional arenas, a new course offered in conjunction with the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership gives students of any major an introduction to the challenges of running a sustainable business and the laws and technicalities of sustainability in the business world.
  • October 17
    Current discourse is marked with a boundary-oriented mentality, and animosity on both sides prevents meaningful progress. Taking place October 23 through October 24, the 21st Environmental Affairs Symposium hopes to change that narrative. To facilitate this conversation, race relations expert Daryl Davis will speak on his experience engaging with members of the Ku Klux Klan and how he finds common ground with people of all backgrounds and opinions.
  • September 26

    In the summer of 2017, Ary Hashim BA ’20 put Lewis & Clark’s Renewable Energy Fee Fund to work in a rural village in Malaysia. He returned to Malaysia this past summer to double the number of lights and solar panels, and expand to an additional village in the area. For him, environmental activism complements the degree he’s pursuing in economics.

  • August 22
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Lewis & Clark as a top performer in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, making L&C the only baccalaureate institution west of the Mississippi to make the top 10. Lewis & Clark placed second nationally in the category of Investment and Finance.
  • December 11
    Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality rejected a petition submitted on behalf of tens of thousands of Oregonians asking the agency to protect Oregon’s air from harmful new oil terminal pollution by requiring Global Partners to obtain a more protective air pollution permit.
  • August 22
    Oregon fails to protect citizens from air pollution and other risks tied to rail shipments of volatile Bakken crude
  • September 7
    9/7/12 - On Wednesday, PEAC filed a complaint on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council demanding the US Forest Service use its authority to protect wildlife and humans from the dangers of lead ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest in northern Arizona.
  • September 4
    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
  • September 4
    Preserving our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Tackling global warming and fighting for clean air
  • September 4
    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat
  • “They took a beautiful river and buried it in concrete.”
    July 26
    PEAC filed a complaint on July 19th in the Central District of Illinois alleging long-term and serious Clean Water Act violations.
  • Liv Brumfield
    July 17
    7/17/12 - Liv Brumfield, one of PEAC’s five summer externs, writes about her experience supporting a team of attorneys in a week-long Clean Water Act trial in Wisconsin district court.
  • July 5
    7/5/12 - PEAC filed a complaint Monday against the Columbia River Crossing, on behalf of three conservation groups alleging inadequate study of health and environmental impacts.
  • July 5
    7/5/12 - A federal judge ruled in favor of PEAC and its client League of Wilderness Defenders/Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, halting the spraying of herbicides in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
  • Photo credit: EPA
    June 29
    7/2/2012 - On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to grant review of a Ninth Circuit decision regarding the Clean Water Act.
  • June 25
    6/25/12 - Read about PEAC’s case in New Jersey, using the Clean Water Act to regulate sewage pollution and restore the New York-New Jersey Harbor and the rivers that flow into it.

Galleries

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    Many thanks to Cassie Cohen of Groundwork Portland and Jenn Bildersee of the Portland Brownfields Program for joining us for an educational lunch covering the history of brownfields, brownfields and environmental justice issues in Portland, and local, regional, and national resources. 
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    These photos are from our own Torie Jarvis, co-MTR project leader. Email Torie or Mackenzie to get involved in EJA’s work on MTR issues. 
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    For Professor of Economics and Focus the Nation Project Director Eban Goodstein, the chilly banks of the Willamette River are just another stop on the path to the elimination of global warming.
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    In March, senior Brendan Larsen, senior Alec Kerins, and Assistant Professor of Biology Greta Binford spent their spring break bringing lab research and global engagement together in Puerto Plata, a region in the Dominican Republic.

Blurbs

  • Law Professor Michael Blumm co-authored an op-ed in The Oregonian/OregonLive titled, “Oregon court ignores climate danger in youth case.” (Jan. 18, 2019)

  • The International Environmental Law Project is an on-campus clinic that gives law students the opportunity to work on a range of real-life global environmental issues under the supervision of an experienced international environmental lawyer. Past student work has focused on trade and environmental issues, as well as protection of threatened and endangered species. Students also help public interest environmental lawyers in developing countries create new law or strengthen existing law by providing legal memoranda on international and domestic legal issues.

  • The Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center (PEAC), founded in 1996, is the environmental law clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School. PEAC’s goals are to advance efforts to protect the environment by serving as a resource for public interest organizations that need legal representation and to train and educate law students through direct involvement in complex environmental and natural resource issues. PEAC provides rewarding clinical experience for students interested in environmental law who wish to develop their litigation, negotiation, and advocacy skills.

  • dohertyThomas Doherty, counseling psychology instructor, blogs about his personal and professional work in the field of ecopsychology, a contemporary movement toward recognizing a connection between mental health and the natural environment. Go

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