Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.66
Liaison Luis Maggiori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lane Community College
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Audreyanna O'Brion
Administrative Specialist
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:
Yes

Name and a brief description of the active student groups focused on sustainability:

-Green Chemistry Club: The Green Chemistry Club works to educate the community on green chemistry and to promote sustainability. Community service projects include chemistry presentations in elementary schools, soil and water testing, and building a small biodiesel plant on campus. The Green Chemistry Club - "saving the world one reaction at a time." Stop by the Science Office in Building 16 for more information. Faculty advisor: John Thompson.
-Learning Garden Club: The Learning Garden Club is a student group dedicated to growing organic food on campus. The group focuses on educating fellow students about the value of local, sustainable food systems. The garden is designed as a living laboratory that demonstrates the connections within human and natural systems. Students strive to help people understand how their food choices can impact their personal health, environmental integrity and the well-being of the community. The club has established an on-campus farmer-chef connection with the Culinary Arts Department.
-OSPIRG: The Oregon Student Public Information and Research Group (OSPIRG) is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.
https://www.lanecc.edu/sustainability/student-clubs


Does the institution have a garden, farm, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery program, or an urban agriculture project where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

Lane's Learning Garden is a student-led initiative that grows healthy, sustainable food for our campus community while providing learning, service, and leadership opportunities for students. The Learning Garden is an interdisciplinary educational model that offers students the opportunity to work with others outside the classroom and have fun.
Organic vegetables and fruit grow year-round in the garden. The produce is used in the student-run restaurant, the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program special events, and the cafeteria. Volunteers enjoy an occasional harvest as well.
https://www.lanecc.edu/sustainability/learning-garden-club


Does the institution have a student-run enterprise that includes sustainability as part of its mission statement or stated purpose?:
No

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:
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Does the institution have a sustainable investment fund, green revolving fund, or sustainable microfinance initiative through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:

Lane established a fund for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in 2006. In January 2016, Lane Community College replaced its original Energy Carryover reinvestment fund in favor of a true revolving loan fund model for sustainability. In this revolving fund, dedicated capital is set aside in an account up front and is sustained by the money repaid from borrowers with savings and any incentives collected for energy, water, recycling, and resource conservation projects.
https://www.lanecc.edu/sustainability/living-green-revolving-loan-fund


Has the institution hosted a conference, speaker series, symposium, or similar event focused on sustainability during the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia, or similar events focused on sustainability:

The series, “Climate Change and Social Justice: Exploring Community Response and Resiliency,” begins with a panel discussion titled “Climate Change 101” to provide information on the college and city of Eugene’s climate change planning efforts and opportunities for community action.
https://www.lanecc.edu/newsroom/2019-02-06/climate-change-impact-and-adaptation-explored-new-lcc-series

In collaboration with LCC Science Division, Dr. Sarah Stapleton from the University of Oregon College of Education, was invited in October 2018 to give a presentation during Global Climate Change week & coincidentally National Earth Science Week.
https://video.lanecc.edu/media/Dr+Sarah+Stapleton%2C+%22Framing+Climate+Change+Education%22/0_e0xm7brk


Has the institution hosted a cultural arts event, installation, or performance focused on sustainability with the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations, or performances focused on sustainability:

Sustainability Documentary Film Series: it is an event that takes place each term on the LCC campus.Each film that is presented should reflect issues that resonate with college students, faculty and staff. The sustainability learning objective is to inform and inspire the audience to come up with sustainable innovative initiatives to make changes in the community.
https://www.lanecc.edu/sustainability/past-events


Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

HE 251 - Wilderness First Aid
This course includes fundamental first aid care and emergency procedures in an outdoor environment while teaching Leave No Trace principles. Techniques of assessing and handling the sick and injured in a remote location are included. Assessing injured and/or ill victims in a variety of emergency situations will be studied and practiced.
https://crater.lanecc.edu:9010/banp/bwckschd.p_disp_listcrse?term_in=201820&subj_in=HE&crse_in=251&crn_in=21279


Has the institution had a sustainability-focused theme chosen for a themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability-focused themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:
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Does the institution have a program through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

Lane's Learning Garden is a student-led initiative that grows healthy, sustainable food for our campus community while providing learning, service, and leadership opportunities for students. The Learning Garden is an interdisciplinary educational model that offers students the opportunity to work with others outside the classroom and have fun.
Organic vegetables and fruit grow year-round in the garden. The produce is used in the student-run restaurant, the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program special events, and the cafeteria. Volunteers enjoy an occasional harvest as well.
https://www.lanecc.edu/sustainability/learning-garden-club


Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:

Sustainability Department hires Student Sustainability Assistants:
Job Description: Assists the Institute for Sustainable Practices in developing and implementing promotion strategies, updating and maintaining databases, inventories and web presence.
Job Requirements: Knowledge in the use of MS Excel, MS Word and social media management. Interest in sustainability. Experience working in an office setting.

The Sustainability Coordinator is one of the three resource managers for ASLCCSG. The ASLCCSG has three major resource
centers – The Clothing Stash, The Rainy-Day Food Pantry, and the Snack Shack. The Clothing Stash Coordinator is responsible for
managing and running the day-to-day operations of the Clothing Stash. Per the ASLCCSG By-Laws, the Sustainability Coordinator
is responsible for:
● Shall be responsible for the administration and operational procedures of the Rainy Day Food Pantry (RDFP)
● Shall submit the Food for Lane County (FFLC) food order each Tuesday for the following week’s pickup
● Shall coordinate and calculate food pantry usage statistics for the monthly FFLC report
● Shall keep an up-to-date detailed inventory of the RDFP
● Shall actively engage in recruitment for work-study and volunteer positions within the RDFP
● Shall actively pursue fundraising sources and food donations to ensure the continuity of the RDFP
● Shall collaborate with LCC student groups, clubs, and unions around ecological sustainable work
● Shall collaborate with the Learning Garden Specialist, Food and Beverage Manager, and other non-student entities to
effectively implement ecological campaigns
● Shall sit on the Lane Facilities Governance Council
● Shall sit on the Lane Sustainability Committee

(No URLs are currently available, as these are not open to applicants at this time)


Does the institution have a graduation pledge through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
No

A brief description of the graduation pledge(s):
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that do not fall into one of the above categories:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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