Many different groups and individuals are actively working towards sustainability on the Fort Lewis College campus. There are courses, majors, and research projects with sustainability components; initiatives that address sustainability; and the student-based Environmental Center working on everything from campus composting to student leadership. The following are two entities involved in planning, coordination, and administration of sustainability at Fort Lewis College.
The Campus Sustainability Council
The Campus Sustainability Council (CSC) recommends campus initiatives that are ecologically viable, economically sound, and socially just, now and for future generations. The CSC plays a key role in raising campus awareness and keeping sustainability issues at the forefront of campus culture. To ensure that the CSC is accurately reflecting the shared vision and goals of our campus community, participation comes from faculty and students across the disciplines and staff from across the divisions. The CSC includes representatives from the following areas: faculty, students, Physical Plant, and Student Affairs.
Fort Lewis College is a signatory to the Second Nature Carbon Commitment. Through this commitment, Fort Lewis aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2080, with interim emissions reductions targets in 2015, 2020, 2030, and 2040.
Fort Lewis College also became a signatory to the Real Food Challenge in 2013, pledging to allocate 20% of campus food dollars on foods that are fair, humane, ecologically-sound and/or local by 2020.