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Report Card 2011

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Lewis and Clark College
College Sustainability Report Card 2011

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Lewis and Clark College

School details:

  Grade lower than last year


Endowment: $165 million as of June 30, 2009

Location: Portland, Oregon


Campus Survey: No

Dining Survey: No

Endowment Survey: No

Student Survey: No


Please note: This school did not respond to any of the three administrator surveys. The data used for both the profile and grading was compiled from independent research. For more information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methodology section.  


Please note: Data was collected in summer 2010 and may no longer be current.


Data compiled from survey responses, when available, and from independent research, when needed. For more information on data collection and evaluation, please see the  Methodology section.

Overall grade  
Lewis and Clark College incorporates sustainability into its master and strategic plans, and purchases exclusively Energy Star-certified appliances. The Sustainability Council, composed of students, faculty, and staff, was founded in the late 1990s, and promotes ecological stewardship on campus. The college is currently in the process of hiring a sustainability manager.
The college reduced greenhouse gas emissions 5 percent from 2007 to 2008 and has committed to reduce emissions 20 percent by 2018. The college has installed lighting sensors and energy-efficient lighting, retrocommissioned HVAC systems, and implemented temperature setbacks. Solar panels have been placed on top of campus sports facilities, and at least 44 percent of energy purchased for the campus comes from renewable sources.
Lewis and Clark purchases food directly from 11 local farms and began sourcing food from an on-campus garden in fall 2010. Dining services serves exclusively hormone- and antibiotic-free beef and sustainably harvested seafood. Overall, the college diverts 58 percent of its waste from landfills through recycling, and student groups host a Critical Blast party at the end of each year to trade and donate goods.
All construction and renovation projects on campus must meet LEED Certified standards, and there are currently three LEED-certified buildings on campus. Lewis and Clark has incorporated many water-conserving features, including drought-resistant native plants and greywater systems, and uses retention ponds and vegetated swales to manage stormwater runoff.
Students can apply to live in the Pioneers in Environmental Action and Service Hallway. Several student groups promote sustainability initiatives on campus, including the Bike Co-op and Student Advocates for Business and Environmental Responsibility. Students Engaged in Eco-Defense is currently working to increase the green energy student fee. The Bucolic Farmers Society maintains an on-campus garden and also aims to expand residence hall vermiculture composting.
The college offers a 50 percent discount on parking passes for carpoolers and also subsidizes bus passes. Lewis and Clark's free shuttle system, which serves on- and off-campus locations, is powered exclusively by biodiesel. The college recently partnered with a local car-sharing program.
Lewis and Clark College has no known policy of disclosure of endowment holdings or its shareholder voting record.
The college aims to optimize investment returns and has not made any public statements about exploring or investing the endowment in on-campus sustainability projects, renewable energy funds, or community development loan funds.
The college has not made any public statements about active ownership or a proxy voting policy.
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