Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.42
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lewis & Clark College
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:

Law School Sustainability Group, sub-group of Natural Resources Committee.
Students Engaged in Eco-Defense is dedicated to creating a more sustainable and just world. Our focus is to bring green, sustainable practices to Lewis & Clark College and conduct outreach to the larger community.


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:

LC has three student gardens that provide various opportunities to engage in alternative farming and gardening practices as well as therapy gardens.


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:

Student run Socially Responsible Investment Fund club


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 institution has held an annual speaker series called 'Hot Topics' focused on sustainability related issues.


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:

For the climate march, the LC Graduate School of Education held a community art event where students, faculty and staff could co-contribute content to an installation.


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:

College Outdoors provides the Lewis & Clark College community with access to the spectacular outdoor environments of the Pacific Northwest and beyond in a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, backpacking, whitewater sports, sea kayaking, and hiking. The group also provides on-campus events which include slide programs, films and seminars on outdoor topics. Leave no trace principles are followed, see webpage for more info. https://www.lclark.edu/live/files/25530-policybrochure2018pdf


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:

Environmental Action Living Learning Community


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

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

Student Sustainability Coordinator - Coordinate the Renewable Energy Fee Fund grant program, Sustainable Operations Intern - focused on operational sustainability issues and projects, Sustainability Council Intern - provides administrative and research support


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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