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Posted @ Wednesday, June 27, 2012 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Going green has been a way of life at Fort Lewis College for a long time -- it's just comes naturally when you live in a place as beautiful and inspiring as southwestern Colorado. And this summer, the FLC campus has gotten even greener, with several energy- and money-saving projects underway.
Fort Lewis College has been actively improving its sustainability since becoming a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, in 2007. Since then, the colleges' Sustainability Action Plan has led to the construction of "green" buildings, introducing local foods into dining facilities, expanding on-campus recycling, prioritizing recycled products in purchasing, upgrading irrigation efficiency, the installation of a new composter for on-campus dining, and more.
Posted @ Friday, March 23, 2012 By Nyquist, Lindsay
In its April 2012 issue, Outside Magazine once again recognized Fort Lewis College’s hometown of Durango as a great place for adventurous people. This time, Durango was named Runner-Up Best New Adventure Hub, second only to Lake Wanaka in New Zealand. The article mentions several of Durango’s favorite multi-season activities: road and mountain biking, trout fishing, mountaineering, kayaking, and downhill and Nordic skiing.
Posted @ Monday, March 19, 2012 By Nyquist, Lindsay
This week, the Fort Lewis College campus will change.
"No Impact Week," part of International No Impact Week, March 19 through March 25, explores low-waste lifestyles by giving students, faculty, and staff ways of actually experiencing and experimenting with changing their habits. The goal of the campus-wide events is to engage more people in low-impact actions and lifestyles.
Posted @ Thursday, October 20, 2011 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Caring for the Earth is cool. And that caring on the Fort Lewis College campus makes it one of America's Coolest Schools, says Sierra magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, in its October 2011 issue.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 13, 2011 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Environmental Center members conduct a waste audit of the campus.
The FLC Environmental Center's rich history of promoting sustainability on campus and in the community goes back more than two decades. The Fort Lewis Environmental Center w ...