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  • August 22
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Lewis & Clark as a top performer in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, making L&C the only baccalaureate institution west of the Mississippi to make the top 10. Lewis & Clark placed second nationally in the category of Investment and Finance.
  • Renewable energy intern and chair of the REFF committee Jane Almeida.
    April 23
    When Lewis & Clark undergrads choose to pay the voluntary student “green fee,” the money goes into a fund that allows the college to buy renewable energy certificates and promote sustainability. The Renewable Energy Fee Fund Committee, comprised of students, is responsible for choosing the energy certificates, and awarding grants for student projects, internships, and research.
  • Wim Wiewel leads a community bike ride on his first day as president.
    February 26
    President Wim Wiewel attended the 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, where he and fellow college and university leaders made a public pledge to work harder, faster, and smarter to drive climate action forward. In an op-ed in the Portland Business Journal, President Wim Wiewel discusses the work we’ve done and the work ahead.
  • November 2
    As sustainability becomes increasingly relevant in all academic and professional arenas, a new course offered in conjunction with the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership gives students of any major an introduction to the challenges of running a sustainable business and the laws and technicalities of sustainability in the business world.
  • October 17
    Current discourse is marked with a boundary-oriented mentality, and animosity on both sides prevents meaningful progress. Taking place October 23 through October 24, the 21st Environmental Affairs Symposium hopes to change that narrative. To facilitate this conversation, race relations expert Daryl Davis will speak on his experience engaging with members of the Ku Klux Klan and how he finds common ground with people of all backgrounds and opinions.
  • September 26

    In the summer of 2017, Ary Hashim BA ’20 put Lewis & Clark’s Renewable Energy Fee Fund to work in a rural village in Malaysia. He returned to Malaysia this past summer to double the number of lights and solar panels, and expand to an additional village in the area. For him, environmental activism complements the degree he’s pursuing in economics.

  • August 22
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Lewis & Clark as a top performer in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, making L&C the only baccalaureate institution west of the Mississippi to make the top 10. Lewis & Clark placed second nationally in the category of Investment and Finance.
  • August 13
    Our latest newsletter detailing opposition to mining near Mount St. Helens, another summer of the “Tomorrow’s Advocates” program, information about upcoming events, and welcoming our new legal fellow.
  • Peggy getting a drink from Walton Lake with many of the targeted firs in the background.
    January 25
    Earthrise victory over Walton Lake logging once again prevents the Forest Service from clearcutting.
  • December 12
    Please consider a year end gift to Earthrise.
  • November 27
    On behalf of Wild Fish Conservancy, on Monday, November 13th, Earthrise filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Washington against Cooke Aquaculture for Clean Water Act violations related to the near-complete structural failure of its Atlantic salmon farming facility in Deepwater Bay off of Cypress Island in late August.
  • March 8
    PEAC attorney Tom Buchele is quoted in this article on the Columbia River Crossing from ClimateWire: “How a bridge divides the environmentally conscious in Portland, Ore.”
  • February 29
    PEAC attorneys Allison LaPlante, Dan Mensher, and Dan Rohlf helped their clients win a ruling on temperature standards that will help protect water quality, salmon, bull trout, and steelhead.
  • February 22
    The annual Bike To Eugene Challenge is happening again this year! Environmental Law students at Lewis & Clark Law School - 20-30 law students - bike from Portland to Eugene on March 2, 2012 to the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC).
  • February 6
    A proposed downsizing of the Columbia River Crossing project is not necessarily good for the environment and should be subject to environmental review and public comment.
  • image thanks to OPB: http://news.opb.org/article/sellwood-bridge-held-example-nations-crumbling-i...
    October 31
    After several years of planning and design work, Multnomah County’s project to replace the deteriorated Sellwood Bridge is approaching the construction phase. For more information, please visit http://www.sellwoodbridge.org/.
  • October 27
    Topics include the Boardman settlement, PEAC’s new class, California condors, and the CRC.
  • October 11
    The newly reconstituted Lewis & Clark Sustainability Council (LCSC) begins work this week with its first meeting, taking place on Friday morning, Council Chair Dan Rohlf announced.
  • August 10
    A federal judge in Oregon ruled that the Obama administration’s attempt to make federal hydroelectric dams in the Northwest safer for protected salmon violates the Endangered Species Act.
  • March 10
    A brief description of the current effort to institutionalize sustainability at the law school, give insight into where sustainability is headed, and request participation.
  • February 22
    A group of Environmental Law students from Lewis & Clark College will embark on a one-day, 140-mile trip from Portland to Eugene on March 3, 2011. Their final destination is the 29th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) at the University of Oregon. They call themselves Team Eugene and they’ve dubbed their journey the Bike to Eugene Challenge.
  • February 22
    PEAC receives a $45,000 grant through the Bullitt Foundation’s Urban Ecology and Ecosystem Services program.
  • November 5
    In February 2018, Lewis & Clark’s trustees voted unanimously to divest from fossil fuel holdings in the endowment. Following the first year of our divestment process, we reduced the exposure to publicly traded fossil fuel companies by over 50 percent. Read the full progress report to learn more.
  • September 6
    The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
  • February 26
  • September 4
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recognized Lewis & Clark as a top performer in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.
  • May 2
    In recognition of Lewis & Clark’s commitment to environmental awareness and sustainability, President Wiewel has been invited to attend the 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit. The event is organized and hosted by Second Nature, which established the Climate Leadership Network to promote responsible environmental initiatives among colleges and universities.
  • March 14
    Sustainability Council
  • February 13
    The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment.
  • December 12
    The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.

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    Many thanks to Cassie Cohen of Groundwork Portland and Jenn Bildersee of the Portland Brownfields Program for joining us for an educational lunch covering the history of brownfields, brownfields and environmental justice issues in Portland, and local, regional, and national resources. 
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    These photos are from our own Torie Jarvis, co-MTR project leader. Email Torie or Mackenzie to get involved in EJA’s work on MTR issues. 
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