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.

16th Annual REEL Film Experience!

The Environmental Center at Fort Lewis College proudly presents the Durango premiere of the award-winning documentary Chasing Coral.

Purchase your Chasing Coral tickets here!

Once again, REEL promises an evening of incredible cinematography, powerful conversation and inspired action. This year, our event features the Durango premiere of award-winning documentary Chasing Coral. Come watch divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. This film captures the beauty of the underwater world and is not to be missed on the big screen! To bring the conversation closer to home, local diver, Shelley Millsap, will share her family’s tales of diving around and working to protect the world’s reefs.

As always, our evening’s festivities will be proceeded by an incredible meal featuring ethically-sourced food and a cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Environmental Center’s work to cultivate tomorrow’s environmental leaders through advancing campus and regional sustainability today!

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. and screening begins at 7 p.m.

Location: Vallecito Room, Fort Lewis College Student Union

Cost: Suggested donation of $12 in advance ($15 at the door) gets you an amazing, ethical dinner and a movie! Tickets can be purchased through the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center online store or at Maria's Bookshop starting November 10.

For More Information: Visit the our Facebook Event Page or email EC Coordinator Rachel Landis at rllandis@fortlewis.edu

Special thanks to our contributing-level sponsors, KDUR, Just Click Printing, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Harriss & Martinez Law, and Crane & Tejada Law and Business-level sponsor, Being First.

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 we are so apprieative of those that choose to support our work through a donation.