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The Vote Real Winner is Humane Pork!

We've tallied the most recent round of Vote Real votes, and Pork just barely edged out yogurt. Moving forward, all the pork served in the dining hall with be certified humane - starting with purchasing Niman Ranch Pork!

About Vote Real: The Vote Real campaign was launched by the Environmental Center’s Real Food Challenge team to provide FLC students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to move the Real Food Challenge forward in a way that meets their interests and desires. When you Vote Real, you choose between 2-3 different food products they would like to see shifted from current conventional standards to a ‘real’ product (fair, humane, ecologically-sound, and/or local). Our commercial food provider, Sodexo, will then permanently shift purchasing of the chosen product to the new standards. With this program, our campus community direcly affects the change they wish to see. Every vote brings us closer to meeting our Real Food Challenge goal (20% Real Food by 2020), thus creating a fair, healthy, and environmentally-sustainable food system!

What we are all about

We strengthen students' commitment to creating a more environmentally and socially responsible world by providing them meaningful opportunities to foster change on campus and in our community.

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Welcome to the Environmental Center

The Environmental Center is your Fort Lewis College resource for advancing environmental and social change! To learn more about what we do, check out our various initiatives and read more about us.

If you want to know about all the "green" happenings on campus and in the community, be sure to connect with us on Facebook and through our newsletter, the EC Digest.

Sign-up For the Eco Roadshow PEAK Experience!

Join the Environmental Center’s student staff to harvest veggies and cook a meal on a local, organic farm, whitewater raft the Animas River while learning about water issues in the west, and plant native grasses to restore a mountain wetland (and thus our drinking water). Nights will be filled with food, stars, and stories. Together, we will build powerful friendships, a real connection to this place, unforgettable memories, and a deeper understanding of social justice and sustainability through DOING it.

Find out more and sign-up today!

When: August 19-23, 2018
Where: Durango-area campgrounds, farms, rivers, solar arrays, and wildlands
Number of students: 30 (3 groups of 1o)
Student cost: $200 (financial assistance available for those who qualify)

Be Local Coupon Books are Here!

It’s that time of year again! Come purchase your Be Local Coupon Book at the Environmental Center today! Take advantage of all the great coupons within - good at so many of Durango's awesome independent and locally-owned businesses.

$25 each - $3 of every purchase goes to supporting the Environmental Center at FLC. Available at our office, Student Union 145.

Purchase yours today through the Environmetnal Center's online marketplace. Books can also be purchased in-person at our office, cash or check.

Questions? Please contact Assistant Coordinator Marty Pool at mlpool@fortlewis.edu

Get Involved!

There are a number of ways to get involved with Environmental Center’s projects and activities. Find out about: Jobs, Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, Academic opportunities.

And we are so appreciative of those who choose to support our work through a donation.

We always welcome new faces. Come by and see us in the Fort Lewis College Student Union room 145.

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