Environmental Center

Click the Ballot 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!

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.

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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.

Upcoming Events & Happenings

5th Annual Sustainability Summit

Tuesday, February 20 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm - Fort Lewis College Student Union

Join us for an evening of inspiration, celebration, enlightenment, and community connections for campus and regional sustainability. Featuring keynote speaker Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS and Civic Courage, plus a FREE dinner of ‘Real’ food to help feed your excitement! More info at our Events & Happenings Page.

Ski for the EC

Sunday, February 25 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm - Purgatory

Ready to hit the slopes for a good cause? Join the EC for a day of FUNdraising at Purgatory. Sponsored athletes (skiiers, snowboarders, or ski-bikers) seek donations and then rack up the most laps to help raise funds for the EC. More info at our Events & Happenings Page. To sign up as a sponsored athelete, please fill out this form. Sponsorships and donations pledges can be submitted using this form.

Food Fellowship Applications Now Open

Applications due Februrary 23rd

The Environmental Center's Food Fellowship program for Fort Lewis College students with an interest in food security, permaculture sustainable agriculture, orchards, and healthy eating. More information at our Employment page.

Nominate a Sustainability Superhero!

The Environmental Center would like to celebrate leaders in sustainability both on campus and in our greater community! We're asking for people to nominate inspiring friends and colleagues who are proudly carrying the sustainability torch. Nominations will be reviewed by the Campus Sustainability Council and awards will be presented at this year's Sustainability Summit - Tuesday, February 20th from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Nominate your superhero here!

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

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