About Us - Accomplishments
Students in Lane's
- Recycling program started by student government.
- 2 year degree in Energy Management.
- Lane began offering classes in "Learning Communities" – an interdisciplinary learning model that is critical to sustainability education.
- Recycled paper purchasing policy adopted.
Students in Lane's
installing solar panels.
- 2 year degree in Renewable Energy Technology.
- Energy Management Program won Innovation of the Year award from the League for Innovation.
- Sustainability Office and Sustainability Committee created.
- Began environmental impact reporting.
- Recycling Coordinator and Sustainability Coordinator positions created out of college-wide reorganization while still reducing total positions at the college.
- Signed Talloires Declaration
- Began purchasing 10% of electricity as wind.
- Hosted Bioneers Conference
- Energy Analyst hired.
- Recycler of the year award from the Association for Oregon Recyclers.
- Revolving loan fund for energy conservation and renewable energy established.
National recycling award
- Signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
- Three sustainability policies adopted: 1) Design and Construction; 2) Energy Conservation; and 3) Recycling.
- Campus sustainability leadership award from AASHE.
- National Recycling Award.
- County Recycling Award.
- 1.4 kW solar power installed by Renewable Energy Students.
- Recycling rate is greater than 60%.
- Learning Garden established.
- Hosted Bioneers Conference
- Solar energy master plan created.
- Sustainability Core Value adopted.
- Lane hosts League for Innovation Conference and a Statewide Community College Sustainability Conference.
- Voters approved bond that included a 1% expenditure on renewable energy and a LEED platinum downtown campus.
- 2 year degree in Water Conservation.
- Lane received 4th place in the waste minimization category of the national Recyclemania competition. Over 80 other colleges and universities participated.
- Lane received an EPA Environmental Education grant for sustainability infusion training for instructors.
- Lane hosted National Conference on Sustainability for Community Colleges.
- Students approved $1/credit-student fee to fund hiring of Learning Garden Specialist.
- 2 year degree in Resource Conservation Management.
- 2 year degree in Sustainability Coordination.
- Lane compiled a GHG inventory for 2008 and submitted it to the ACUPCC.
- Lane received 9th place in the waste minimization category of the national Recyclemania competition. 148 other colleges and universities participated.
- Lane sent a student to the Clinton Global Initiative University which inspired him to spark much activity in the Learning Garden – a shelter was built and the student fee increased largely due to his advocacy. The student receives a "Dean's List" award at the event and a $10,000 grant for the garden.
- Application for Sustainability-Focused Course Status approved by college.
- Over 100 faculty received sustainability infusion training.
- Sustainability is adopted as a Strategic Direction for 2010-11 through 2014-15.
- First LEED building opened – Building 30, LEED Gold.
- Recycling debuted a new waste management system with recycling and trash cabinets in hallways and trash cans removed from classrooms. This system increased recycling and decreased housekeeping labor hours dedicated to emptying trash.
- PV portion of solar station completed.
- Lane sent two students to the Clinton Global Initiative University.
- Lane's grounds certified as Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation because of green landscaping practices.
Learning Garden Club.
- Sustainability Strategic Direction Implementation Plan is completed.
- Recycling Center opened.
- Students approved an increase of $0.50 to the student fee to allow Learning Garden Specialist to begin working 28 hours per week. Learning garden sold about 2000 pounds of produce to CCS.
- Sustainability Strategic Directions Conference had over 300 attendees (more than any of the other strategic direction conferences!).
- Lane transportation fee funded carpool matching service with 950 participants, which significantly impacted fall term traffic jams and Lane's greenhouse gas profile.
- Lane created a Climate Action Plan.
- Lane won Innovation of the Year from the League for Innovation for the Sustainability Coordinator degree.·
- Water conservation and energy management interns and student volunteers have retrofit 88% of bathroom faucets with water saving aerators from 2006 to 2011. These retrofits are saving the college 1,107,000 gallons of water per year.
samples for water
- Learning Garden sells over 2000 pounds of produce to CCS and engaged hundreds of students who worked, interned, and volunteered over 1700 hours in the garden.
- 2 year degree in Watershed Management.
- Lane pilots a bike loan program Spring Term with very successfully results. Program will be tripled for Fall 2012.
- Recognized by the Sustainable Endowments Institute as the only community college in the country with a revolving loan fund for energy conservation and renewable energy.
- Solar station opened for electric vehicle charging.
- Draft Sustainability Plan developed with input from about 100 employees and students.
- Sustainability Committee voted to support "Taking Back the Tap" and eliminate bottled water sales. Cafeteria and Bookstore stop selling bottled water.
- Lane opened its first residential facility and it is targeting LEED Gold certification.
- Lane opens it first facility that is targeting LEED Platinum certification - the new Downtown Campus.
- Lane was selected to host the 2015 Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference.
- The Sustainability Committee develops a Green Office Certification and four departments receive certification within the first five months after it was rolled out.
- The Learning Garden provided a campus farm stand and a subscription-based weekly produce box.
- The Learning Garden hosted hundreds of students who volunteered for more than 2025 hours.
- Lane approved a credit class called "Gardening and Sustainable Food Systems."
- The Institute for Sustainable Practices officially formed and brought together the operational sustainability staff and academic programs into one division lead by the Vice President of College Services.
- Lane was recognized as one of 50 colleges committed to saving the planet by The College Database.
- The Insitute for Sustainable Practices added an optional emphasis to its Energy Management degree called Building Controls Technician.
- Lane's bike loan program, Bike Lane, expands to 45 bikes and has a 100% check out rate each term.
- ISP begins cataloging and celebrating sustainability efforts within departments at Lane.