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Sustainability @ LC

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by Amy Dvorak on 30 September 2014

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Transcript of Sustainability @ LC

Lewis & Clark is committed to learning, innovation, and principled action on matters related to sustainability.

Our research and actions extend beyond our campus into the wider world, we build on the best available scholarship and practice in our endeavors, and we recognize the importance and interrelatedness of ecology, economy, and equity.

Reporting & Recognition
Journey Forward: Educate people for life and leadership in an interdependent global and environmental context.

Core Theme Three: Be a community that commits itself to diversity and sustainability as dimensions of a just society.

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

Sustainability @ LC
A network of efforts
Curriculum Connections
Projects & Initiatives
What's next?
Community & Engagement
Communications & Reporting
Planning & Administration
Planning & Administration
What's next?
Sustainability Council & Facilities

Annual Faculty Mixer to promote, develop cross collaboration

Law-Grad Internship Spring 2014

Regional and National conference sponsorship, participation

Campus as a Living Lab
Continue to promote and support collaboration between the three schools in areas of overlap and mutual interest

Reporting & Rankings

Promote efficiency and innovation, healthy habitats and buildings

Focus on community
Pop Quiz!
How many pounds of composting does LC produce each month (including dining facilities) on average?

A. 5,000 lbs
B. 10,000 lbs
C. 25,000 lbs
D. Oh man, I hope its not any of those...
In the typical office space, what percentage of energy consumption can be attributed to lighting and office equipment?

A. 15 %
B. 29 %
C. 37 %
D. I am off the grid.
LC uses approximately 13 million sheets of paper each year. How many trees are required to produce this amount of paper?

A. 823
B. 5,645
C. 12,803
D. Too many! I am going all electronic!
This amount of paper also:
uses 7,741 million BTU's of net energy, the equivalent needed to heat
85 homes/year

5,144,803 gallons of water, the equivalent of about
8 swimming pools

creates 447,879 pounds of solid waste, which would fill
16 garbage trucks
3 Schools:
Curriculum Across the Campuses
Bio 141: Investigations in Ecology and Environmental Science

GEOL 280: The Fundamentals of Hydrology

SOAN 306 Social Permaculture

ECON 260 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

ART 499-01: Civic Ware

GRAD CORE 540 Envisioning a Sustainable Society

CORE 504: Journey through Change: Sustaining Social Activism

LAW Climate Change

Sustainability Law and Business Seminar

100 courses
20 depts
Thank you!
Strategic Energy Management
Where we are headed: Operations
Upgrade and replace controls
Develop a commissioning process
Periodic energy reporting and review
Track projects and savings against baseline
Enhance communication with users
Bring more services in-house
Increase staff training
LC has a long history of energy management and leadership.
The Data
Energy management spending in Operations
Where we are headed: Projects
Convert buildings to LED
Upgrade and replace controls

25 + years documented energy management activities
Signatory to the President's Climate Commitment
Signatory to the
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