Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.63
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lewis & Clark College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Lewis & Clark and the Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District over the course of the previous three years and counting have jointly developed, funded, and implemented removal of invasive on our and contiguous properties (Tryon Creek State Park, City of Portland’s Riverview Natural Area, and L&C residential properties). This ongoing partnership has led to watershed and bioregion effort to improve habitat over a large and biologically significant area. In addition to our work, we have jointly held workshops and open houses in the area for community members.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Intentional Endowments Network

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The institution is a founding member of the Intentional Endowments Network. Our Chief Investment Officer serves as a steering committee member for the Intentional Endowments Network as well as on the committee addressing the Paris Climate Accord. Our CIO assisted in preparing the Paris Climate Agreement draft guidance to assist institutions in adapting their investment strategies/policies in light of the Paris Climate Agreement.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
GPSEN

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

Our institution faculty, staff and students have formally and informally participated in and supported GPSEN since its founding. Providing assistance in planning, participating in student-led groups, and conferences.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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