Lewis & Clark Earns Top 10 Spot in Sustainable Campus Index
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Lewis & Clark College as a top performer in its 2018校园可持续发展指数, making L&C the only baccalaureate institution west of the Mississippi to make the top 10. Lewis & Clark placed ninth overall, second nationally in the category of Investment and Finance, and fifth in the Air 和 Climate category.
“AASHE’s sustainability tracking and reporting system is a key component of Lewis & Clark’s efforts to benchmark our progress and increase transparency around our sustainability efforts,” said Amy Dvorak, director of 可持续性. “As the most rigorous reporting st和ard in our industry, we are honored to be included as one of the top overall performers.”
Lewis & Clark has a 大范围的校园可持续性倡议, including the college’s renewable energy fee fund, campus-wide composting, bike-sharing, and alternative transportation offerings. The college has also installed charging stations throughout campus to promote the use of electric cars, and in a new effort to eliminate waste 和 reduce reliance on products containing fossil fuels, Lewis & Clark 开发校园范围内的政策，以减少一次性使用的塑料。这些努力已经通过或串联的学生被经常导致的，就像 环境事务研讨会 （现在，在其21年），在该板留学生计划，邀请发言，以及与acerca环境中的原始目前的研究课题。
According to President Wim Wiewel, such on-campus involvement is a vital part of Lewis & Clark’s status as an 环境al leader.