Create change at the Environmental Center

Be active in creating a more sustainable world, and get started right here on campus. Through the Environmental Center (EC) you can take part in creating campus initiatives and holding events to promote environmental and social change.

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EC events

Closed for the summer

FLC Campus Community, 

The Environmental Center is closed for summer break. Unfortunately, we cannot accept free store donations, FLC inkjet/toner, or battery recycling until we reopen on Monday, August 19. 

The Environmental Center branch of Reed Library will also be closed to browsing. Please contact Reed Library directly if you’d like to check out a book housed at the Environmental Center.

If you want to work or volunteer in the Campus Garden or Food Forest Orchard during the summer, please contact Maggie Magierski, Environmental Learning Coordinator, at

Get involved

You love the planet we live on, and you want to care for it for future generations. Start now. Right now. Our campus is full of opportunities for you to start making a difference. Join the EC, join a student group (RSO), or volunteer for specific events and projects to green up our community.

FLC student with a shovel working on an ecosystem restoration project

Academic services

Develop an applied research project. Tap into the knowledge of our professional staff. Make use of our library of donation-based environmental and social sustainability books, videos, and other resources. The EC is here to support students and faculty in academic pursuits that support sustainability. 

FLC student conducting field-based environmental research


EC staff are standing members of FLC’s Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC). We actively shape sustainability initiatives on campus that support FLC’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility. From campus composting to energy efficiencies, transportation to food systems, our entire FLC community is working toward a more sustainable future.

For more information about FLC’s past, present, and future efforts and ways that you can personally take the initiative to advance sustainability, go to Campus Sustainability.

Flowers growing in FLC's campus garden to support pollinators

Events & happenings

We have lots of ways you can stay in the know on all the environmental events happening on campus and in our community!

Email newsletter

Get the latest info in your inbox every two weeks with our email newsletter, the EC Digest. Find out about jobs in sustainability, community events, campus projects, and more.

Check out the EC Digest

Follow us on social media

If FB is more your jam, be sure to check out our Facebook events page. Find events on campus, at the Old Fort, and around Durango that feed your passion for environmental and sustainability issues. You can also follow us on Instagram at @environmentalcenterflc.

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Events calendar

See all our campus and Old Fort environmental events on the FLC calendar. See what’s happening this weekend or filter your search by category.

Go to FLC events calendar