Environmental Center

Check Back Soon for the Next Chance to Vote Real!

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!

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 Initiative programs 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.

We are hiring a Durango Food Recovery Hub Coordinator!

The Environmental Center at Fort Lewis College, along with BearSmart Durango, CSU Extension, Local First, Healthy Community Food Systems, the Garden Project of SW Colorado and Cooking Matters, just received a 3-year, $355,000 USDA Local Food Promotion Program Grant to scale up the impact of our existing community gleaning program to increase food flow through our community, increase access for undeserved populations, mitigate bear-human conflicts, and create the opportunity for secondary and value-added markets to arise. We are looking for an amazing individual to help us make this a reality. A complete job description and application instructions can be found here.

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What we are all about

The Environmental Center increases student commitment to a more socially just, ecologically responsible world by connecting them with opportunities to create change on campus and in our community. We are located in the Student Union room 145.

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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 how to join the EC Board of Directors.