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

STARS v2.1

Lewis & Clark College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

Sustainability and environmental education is a key theme of the current strategic plan, our Journey Forward 2020.


A copy of the strategic plan:
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The website URL where the strategic plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published sustainability plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
No

A copy of the sustainability plan:
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The website URL where the sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published climate action plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
Yes

A copy of the climate action plan:
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The website URL where the climate action plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have other published plans that address sustainability or include measurable sustainability objectives (e.g. campus master plan, physical campus plan, diversity plan, human resources plan)? :
Yes

A list of other published plans that address sustainability, including public website URLs (if available):
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Objective: Promote investigation, debate and action on local, national and global issues affecting ecological, social and economic sustainability.

Goal: creation of two- or three-school courses pertaining to environmental studies (e.g., environmental economics and the law, ecopsychology in theory and practice, etc.) from an integrated perspective that span all three schools.

Strategic Plan: Journey Forward


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Research and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Objective: Promote investigation, debate and action on local, national and global issues affecting ecological, social and economic sustainability.

Goal: Promote interdisciplinary research on climate related initiatives, program and problems.

Strategic Plan: Journey Forward


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Work with the Sustainability Council and relevant deans across the campus to engender greater cooperation among student governments around sustainability initiatives.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Public engagement program was developed for the Tree Campus USA certification, one of the key goals for the Sustainability Council for 2016-17. This includes a committee with off-campus advisors from the City as well as private business.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Goal: Carbon Neutral by 2018, Climate Action Plan


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Goal: 30% reduction in energy use over baseline (2005), Strategic Energy Management Plan


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Goal: manage 30% of grounds organically, Salmon Safe Certification action plan
Goal: 90% eradication of invasive plant species by 2017, increase native tree plantings and overall tree diversity. Salmon Safe Certification action plan


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The Employee Commute Options program, part of the Conditional Use Master Plan, requires a minimum 80% employee single occupancy vehicle mode split. Improvements are measured against previous years. Intention to increase the number of students and employees who bike/walk/take transit by 100 - 200 individuals in 2016-17 academic year.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Reducing waste is a key outcome of the Climate Action Plan, including increasing composting (on and off site)
Goal: increasing recycling and reducing waste generation by 10% in three years from a 2015 baseline.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Water?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Water and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability and the published plans in which each objective is included:

We will increase the diversity of the student population we recruit, retain, and graduate. Steps in this effort include assessing where we stand in achieving diversity in our student population; setting achievable goals for increasing meaningful diversity among our students; establishing policies and practices to achieve our goals; allocating the resources necessary to build a student population that best reflects the diverse world into which we send our graduates to live and work.
•We will increase the diversity of the faculty and staff we recruit, retain, and advance in rank. Steps in that effort include assessing where we stand in achieving diversity in our community; setting achievable goals for increasing meaningful diversity on our campus; establishing policies and practices to achieve our goals; allocating the resources necessary to achieve a campus-wide community that best reflects the diverse social environment we want for ourselves and our students.
https://www.lclark.edu/live/files/23920-final-cdi-action-planpdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas (e.g. arts and culture or technology)?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body (e.g. a mission statement that specifically includes sustainability and is endorsed by the Board of Trustees)? :
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability (e.g. as included in a published statement or plan):
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter ---
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) ---
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter ---
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) Yes
UN Global Compact ---
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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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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