Climate Action Plan 2 0 Conversation Kit

Climate Action Plan 2.0 has been approved by the Board of Education, and this Conversation Kit is now closed.

For questions, please contact Luis Maggiori, Sustainability Coordinator: or (541) 463-5884.

Climate Action Plan 2.0 Conversation Kit

Climate Action Plan 2.0

Download a printable Climate Action Plan 2.0 Conversation Kit


In 2011, Lane Community College approved a climate action plan to become carbon neutral by 2050. Guided by the Climate Action Plan, the college has taken considerable actions to achieve this goal. As outlined in the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, Lane Community College, led by the Institute for Sustainable Practices, will revise the climate action plan to introduce timelines and milestones for each climate strategy as we work toward carbon neutrality. This kit is designed to reintroduce the topic to the college and the community, provide a timeline for revision and approval, and inform interested parties how to provide feedback.

The revised Climate Action Plan will support and inform the operational and educational mission of the college and its foundation is the Lane Community College value of sustainability.

The Lane Sustainability Value:

  • Integrating practices that support and improve the health of systems that sustain life
  • Providing an interdisciplinary learning environment that builds understanding of sustainable ecological, social, and economic systems, concern for environmental justice, and the competence to act on such knowledge
  • Equipping and encouraging all students and staff to participate actively in building a socially diverse, just, and sustainable society, while cultivating connections to local, regional, and global communities

Planning Calendar Overview

Spring Term 2017

  • Meet with governance councils in April and May
  • Hold campus-wide public information and feedback meetings in April and May
  • Gather feedback from April 11 through May 10
  • Develop and assign timelines and milestones for Climate Action Plan 2.0

Summer Term 2017

  • Based on feedback, develop Climate Action Plan 2.0

Fall Term 2017

  • College Council and Board of Education approval of Climate Action Plan 2.0

Winter Term 2018

  • Begin implementation of Climate Action Plan 2.0

Information Sessions

Facilitators will be visiting governance councils in April and May, 2017. Campus-wide information and feedback sessions on the progress of the current plan will be held for each climate strategy. There will be an organized talk and/or tour prior to each feedback session.

Feedback sessions are drop-in and facilitators will be present to assist participants. All campus staff, students, and community members are welcome.

Energy Efficiency:
Monday, April 17 in LCC 19/232
Talk: 1:00-1:30pm
Open drop-in session: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Renewable Energy:
Thursday, April 27 in LCC 19/232
Talk/tour: 1:00-1:45pm
Open drop-in session: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Transportation and Land Use:
Monday, May 1 in LCC 19/232
Talk: 1:00-1:45pm
Open drop-in session: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Reduced Waste and Purchasing:
Monday, May 8 in LCC 19/232
Talk/Tour: 1:00-2:00pm
Open drop-in session: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Monday, May 15 in LCC 19/232
Talk: 2:00-2:30pm
Open drop-in session: 2:30pm-4:00pm

About the LCC Institute for Sustainable Practices

The Institute for Sustainable Practices (ISP) is a hybrid operational and instructional division focused on aligning Lane Community College operations and instructional programs with its sustainability value and the college strategic directions. Formally created in 2012 with roots going back over 29 years, the ISP transformed Lane’s approach to college operations and learning. Take a look at the Sustainability website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

ISP Staff: Brian Kelly, Mike Sims, Anna Scott, Becky Thill, Diego Llewellyn-Jones, Roger Ebbage, Bruce Alford, Erik Westerholm and Joshua Manders

Sustainability Committee: Susie Cousar, Jennifer Hayward, Claudia Owens, Margaret Robertson, Wendy Simmons