Environmental Center

Upcoming Events


Trash Bash!

The Environmental Center is committed to figuring out how to improve our campus recycling - and we need your help!
Fort Lewis College does a pretty good job at recycling, but we could always be better. The EC Zero Waste team is going to be diving into some trash (not literally diving, more like digging) to see exactly what we throw away. Come check us out, and better yet, volunteer to help out - you'll get to suit up in snazzy protective space suit gear and do some real work to help us toward our zero waste campus goals. To sign up as a volunteer please fill out our online sign-up form.

When: Monday, April 3 and Thursday, April 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.

Where: Clocktower (inclimate weather we will be sorting under the Student Union breezeway).

More information, or to volunteer: contact event coordinator Olivia Thomas, orthomas@fortlewis.edu.

Free Store

Do you need new t-shirts? A sweater or winter coat? How about pants? Kitchen supplies?
Come by and check out all that we have to offer at the Free Store. Why are we so great to just give this stuff away? The Environmental Center is committed to working toward a Zero Waste Campus. We will achieve this ultimate goal by supporting ways to REDUCE consumption, REUSE functional items, and RECYCLE (and COMPOST) waste rather than sending it to a landfill. The Free Store is all about promoting the reuse of items so they don't get thrown away, and so you don't have to spend your money on new stuff!

When: Every Thursday from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Where: Student Union lobby (or the SU quad, weather permitting)

To donate: Please bring your lightly used goods directly to the Free Store, or drop them off with a student employee any time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Environmental Center. Questions, email Jeanett at jpjansen@fortlewis.edu.

Campus Garden Workdays

Join the EC’s Local Food Security Team for Campus Garden Workdays

Campus garden workdays are currently on pause for the winter, but be sure to check back with us late March or early April to get involved with us again!

When: Spring dates TBD

Where: Meet at the EC 5 minutes before the meeting time, or join us out at the Campus Garden (north of the Center of Southwest Studies at the far northeast corner of the parking lot)

Sign-up or more info: Please contact Local Food Fellow, Paula Pletnikoff ppletnikoff@fortlewis.edu