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Sustainability Highlight:

BIKE, WALK OR BUS TO LCC ON EARTH DAY, APRIL 22
The Sustainability Committee at Lane Community College encourages students and staff to walk, ride their bike or take the bus together to the 30th Avenue Campus on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22.

Those who are interested can choose from two gathering times: 7:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. Participants should meet at the Amazon Station Park & Ride on 29th Avenue and Amazon Parkway in Eugene. Walkers and bicyclists are encouraged to wear safety vests or bright colors if they have them. Participants will be treated to light refreshments at the end of the event and will have the option to enter into a raffle. The Sustainability Committee has chosen to host this event, in its second year, because transportation is responsible for 28 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and 87 percent of the emissions at Lane according to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment. This event will offer great exercise for participants, a lot of fun and it will promote sustainable transportation to our campus and the larger community.

View the Earth Day poster.

Earth Day Poster

News

BUILDING 1 STUDENT SERVICES HITS A BULLS-EYE WITH "TURN IT OFF" ENERGY SAVING SHOWCASE
April 7, 2015

In one term, Student Services staff lowered their baseline electrical energy use by 9 percent breaking a 10-year record of energy use increases in Building 1. The team saved enough energy during the winter 2015 term over the baseline year of 2005 to power nine average Lane county houses and saved the college over $950 dollars. How did they do that?

The Institute for Sustainable Practices (ISP) gives a big shout out to staff in the Testing, Student Finance, Enrollment Services, Counseling and Disability Services areas for bringing their green to work every day. By consistently turning off their un-needed lighting and equipment plug loads Building 1 Student Services staff made a big difference with small steps. The Testing office changed their procedures for turning on and off computers, Student Finance stepped up and turned their area lights off, Enrollment Services and Counseling implemented plug load controls to shut off office equipment when no one was using it, and Disability Services encouraged and educated their staff and students to 'Turn It Off'.

You can help Lane Community College make a difference in the fight against climate change. Participate in the college wide "Turn It Off"' campaign which targets lighting and equipment plug loads by encouraging people to take small steps at work to save energy and make a big difference. Take a virtual tour at http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/tools-and-resources/bring-your-green-work-interactive-cubicle to find out more about how Student Services lowered their electrical energy use and hit the bulls-eye on their target. Student and energy savings success starts here! Submitted by Anna E Scott, 5805.