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

STARS v2.2

Lewis & Clark College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Nicole Godbout
Student Assistant
Undergraduate
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Goal: The institutional Sustainability Council will work with the three deans as well as faculty from each school in developing new programming and enhancing existing coursework to advance sustainability-related curriculum between and across the three schools.

- Strategic Plan 2019: Exploring for the Global Good


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Work with the Sustainability Council and relevant deans across the campus to engender greater cooperation among student governments around sustainability initiatives.
- Strategic Plan 2019: Exploring for the Global Good


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Creating a pedestrian-oriented campus core by eliminating through-traffic in the Templeton district, creating a bicycle dismount zone, and improving pedestrian infrastructure

Designing buildings and campus spaces for inclusivity, with deliberate strategies to welcome students from diverse backgrounds

The plan preserves and protects existing natural features, and promotes the sustainable management of the campus landscape. Strategies include the adoption of permaculture principles, which are defined as “thinking tools that ... allow us to creatively re-design our environment and our behavior in a world of less energy and resources

- Greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 45% by 2030, decarbonized systems and operations by 2050

- Facilities Master plan: https://www.lclark.edu/live/files/28399-2019-
facilities-master-plan
- Climate Action Plan 2019-2020 update


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

We will increase structures of support for those from underrepresented groups. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is assessing what structures of support currently exist and what additions are needed. We will also implement a biannual campus climate assessment concerned with issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion by 2023.

CAS has grown from 16 percent students of color in the fall of 2011 to 31 percent students of color in the fall of 2018. The total percentage of students of color for all of Lewis & Clark is 25. We will also seek to increase the retention of students from underrepresented backgrounds by a certain percentage each year.

Provide opportunities for all members of our community to engage in reflective inquiry and to grow in the areas of inclusivity, respect, cultural curiosity, and cultural humility.

We strive to create a community that facilitates the active participation and reflective inquiry of all members. We will increase the number of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. We will offer an increasing number of community conversations and events for students, faculty, and staff centering on diversity and working with and learning from cultures different from one’s own.

We also seek to increase the diversity of the faculty and staff at all 3 schools each year, with a goal of having the faculty better reflect the demographics of our students. Currently 16 percent of our faculty and 14 percent of our staff are persons of color. We will review and implement diversity hiring best practices and report annually regarding our progress toward this goal. We will continue our current excellent retention rate for faculty from underrepresented groups and seek to improve retention of staff from underrepresented groups.

- Strategic Plan: Exploring for the Global Good


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord Yes
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 No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) Yes

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

Cap & Trade declarations
We are Still In


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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