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 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.

Pledge to Curb Your Carbon for 2018!

At the Environmental Center, we believe that climate change is the most critical issue of our time. We also believe in grassroots movements and have spent twenty-five years watching Change Makers like you work everyday to increase the sustainability of our region and the vibrancy of our community. We invite you to fire up your inner Change Maker and commit to participate in our Four Step Carbon Curbing Pledge, as featured in the Durango Herald

Ready, set, PLEDGE here:
Step One: I pledge to calculate my carbon footprint by using a tool like the Cool Climate Calculator
Step Two: I pledge to decrease my carbon footprint by signing up for Green Energy and/or Carbon Offsets
Step Three: I pledge to participate in my democracy and vote in the upcoming LPEA elections
Step Four: I pledge to invite at least one friend/family/acquaintance to Curb their Carbon and sign the pledge

When you take the pledge, we’ll send you one email with recommended links to the above steps. 

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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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.

Find out more about us

Vision and Goals • History • Values

Connect to the EC

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Subscribe to the EC Digest for information about events, project updates, and how to get involved.

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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 we are so apprieative of those that 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.