Thinking Green.

Lewis and Clark Community College’s school color may be a vibrant blue, but a concern for the environment has the college thinking green.

A leader in community college green efforts, the college created its Office of Sustainability in 2008. Since then, Lewis and Clark has come a long way – through its work with the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center℠ and as a part of the Illinois Green Economy Network – in infusing education with sustainability efforts and promoting green living and working practices throughout the community.  

The threat is real.

In order to avert the worst impacts and reestablish more stable climate conditions on Earth, the global scientific consensus is that the human race needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent by mid-century. Lewis and Clark strives to reduce its environmental impact so we may act as an example to inspire future generations of green citizens. 

What can we do about it?

Climate Action Plan

Given the economic uncertainty of these times, L&C is taking a cautious and conservative approach to its estimates for achieving climate neutrality. We project achieving carbon neutrality in 50 years, or Fiscal Year 2058. Read more here.

Student Clubs & Organizations

As a Trailblazer, you can get involved with a sustainability-related student club or organization. See Clubs and Organizations for a list of active clubs, or learn how to start your own! Student Sustainability Club, Biology Club and Garden Club are just a few on campus.

Green Pass Program

Our green pass program offers incentives to participants who take alternative transportation to campus, including bus, passive transport or carpool. Stay tuned for more information on how to sign up!