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Students bring local foods from seed to market

When students learn, everyone benefits. And at Fort Lewis College, those benefits can be found every Thursday from spring to fall under the Clocktower in the center of campus. That's when students who have been studying and practicing organic growing techniques bring the fruits -- and vegetables and meats -- of their labor to campus for sale at the open-air Old Fort Farm Stand.

The foods are grown and raised at the Old Fort, the site of Fort Lewis College before it moved to Durango in 1956. The property 15 miles west of Durango was home to the original military Fort Lewis and an Indian boarding school, before becoming state property and the home of the school that eventually grew into Fort Lewis College.

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FLC campus gets even greener this summer

Going green has been a way of life at Fort Lewis College for a long time -- it's just comes naturally when you live in a place as beautiful and inspiring as southwestern Colorado. And this summer, the FLC campus has gotten even greener, with several energy- and money-saving projects underway.

Fort Lewis College has been actively improving its sustainability since becoming a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, in 2007. Since then, the colleges' Sustainability Action Plan has led to the construction of "green" buildings, introducing local foods into dining facilities, expanding on-campus recycling, prioritizing recycled products in purchasing, upgrading irrigation efficiency, the installation of a new composter for on-campus dining, and more.

No Impact Week seeks to change habits -- and minds

This week, the Fort Lewis College campus will change.

"No Impact Week," part of International No Impact Week, March 19 through March 25, explores low-waste lifestyles by giving students, faculty, and staff ways of actually experiencing and experimenting with changing their habits. The goal of the campus-wide events is to engage more people in low-impact actions and lifestyles.

Fort Lewis recognized as a green college by The Princeton Review The FLC Biology wing became the College's second LEED Gold building in early 2011.

The FLC Biology wing became the College's second LEED Gold building in early 2011. Fort Lewis College has earned a spot in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges. According to The Princeton Review’s website, the guide ...

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It's cool to be green!

Caring for the Earth is cool. And that caring on the Fort Lewis College campus makes it one of America's Coolest Schools, says Sierra magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, in its October 2011 issue.