Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.63
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Lewis & Clark College
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Off-Site Solar Projects

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In 2016, two students solar projects were initiated and completed off-site for which the institution gained no financial or environmental benefit. These projects were completed by students on a volunteer basis neither for credit nor for pay.
Powering a School, Empowering a Community in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Applicants: Valcourt Honoré (’17) and Kayla Nachtsheim (’14)

Description: This project was motivated by the question: how can renewable energy can provide affordable, reliable, and sustainable power for Valcourt Honoré’s home country of Haiti?. A team of two Lewis & Clark students realized their vision to use renewable solar energy to sustainably power le Village des Petits Princes School.They established 9 solar panels with 2.745 kilowatts capacity and the necessary equipment to power le Village des Petits Princes School and its computer lab. In collaboration with Enersa solar power Company, Valcourt and Kayla traveled to Port-au-Prince to install the system and train 5 young people from the community in solar energy system maintenance.

Solar Energy Justice in Portland

Applicant: Kori Groenveld (’18) and Frances Swanson (’17)

Description: This project was initiated by two LC students to develop the partnerships, funding and education to install a 110 kw system on an affordable housing unit. More information about the project is here: https://ds.lclark.edu/oregonsolarpolicy/

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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