Sustainability Task Force

The Lewis & Clark Sustainability Task Force was established by the Executive Council to work during the 2010-11 academic year toward “defining a scope for our sustainability efforts (while understanding that the concept of sustainability is complex and ever-evolving) and devising effective mechanisms to ensure that we can accomplish whatever we set out to do on this front.”Its draft mission reads: “Lewis & Clark College is committed to learning, innovation, and principled action on matters related to sustainability, as grounded in our educational mission to cultivate global thinkers and leaders. Our approach to sustainability will build on the best available scholarship and practice; recognize the importance and interrelatedness of ecology, economy, and equity; and operate on scales stretching from our campus to the world.”Currently, seven action area subgroups — campus operations, communications, institutional decisionmaking, off-campus dimensions, organizational structure, student life, and teaching, research, and service — are reaching out to a wide set of campus and community stakeholders to chart desired outcomes and devise a set of recommended actions, with a reporting deadline of March 14.Update coming soon.


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