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发展计划, 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。这些努力往往被领导的，或与学生串联，就像 环境事务研讨会 （现在已经是第21年），学生计划小组，邀请发言，以及有关与环境有关的主题提供了原创性的研究。
According to President Wim Wiewel, such on-campus involvement is a vital part of Lewis & Clark’s status as an 环境al leader.
“当国家的政治正在积极破坏美国承诺应对气候变化，它是由地方司法机构和机构像我们这样的领导，” wiewel说。 “我们很荣幸有教育在气候问题上我们未来的领导人，而他们在我们的校园里一个独特而重要的机会。”