Past Events

Past Events:

Spring Term 2019

Spring Sustainability Film Series

The Human Element
4/22/19- Earth Day
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Haugland Commons
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CML AuditoriumThe Human Element Movie Poster


We humans are a force of nature. At the same time human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements change human life.

In an arresting new documentary from the producers of Racing Extinction, The Cove and Chasing Ice, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element’s coast-to-coast series of captivating stories inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world.

An Earth Vision Film Production in association with Earth Vision Institute.

Time To Choose

5/14/19 TuesdayTime To Choose Movie Poster
2:30 - 4:30 PM

Academy Award®-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson(Inside Job, No End in Sight),
turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his new film
TIME TO CHOOSE.
Featuring narration by award-winning actor Oscar Isaac,
TIME TO CHOOSE leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong,
but what can to be done to fix this global threat.
Ferguson explores the comprehensive scope of the climate change crisis
and examines the power of solutions already available. Through interviews
with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and brave individuals
living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an In-depth look at the remarkable
people working to save our planet.

Paris To Pittsburgh

5/30/19 Thursday
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battlingParis To Pittsburgh
the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future — the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.
Presented by National Geographic Documentary Films, in Partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies,
and Produced byRadicalMedia


Drawdown EcoChallenge

Lane Community College Team contributed 1,561 Points!!!  EcoChallenge Logo

Drawdown EcoChallenge is a 21-day engagement program focused on carbon reduction. The challenge took place April 3-24 and followed actions highlighted in Drawdown, a book based on meticulous research that maps, measures, models, and describes solutions to global warming that already exists. Participants track and share their progress online in a robust platform and earn points for taking action. The combination of collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun.

Drawdown EcoChallenge provides tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and gives participants a fun and social way to think about and act on proven solutions to reverse global warming. Over eighty actions within seven challenge categories provide participants with diverse options to reduce carbon usage.


Spring Planting EventSpring Planting Event Poster

The Bee Campus Certification Committee planned the event and co-hosted with OSPIRG Students. Members & volunteers were set at four different locations around campus to help BEE-autify and grow a pollinator friendly buffet.  

The plants were chosen to promote pollinator health, specific to Willamette Valley Pollinators.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event possible!

If you wish to plant your own garden, the Xerce's Society recommends planting local, native plants to
the Willamette Valley to better our pollinators health and survival. View the Native Plants for Pacific Northwest Gardens document for a list of pollinator friendly, local plants.


Winter Term 2019

Sustainability Film Serieswinter term sustainability film series poster

Films were screened in Haugland Commons in the Center Building - Free popcorn! 

01/16/19
Time to Choose
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

02/11/19
Normal is Over
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

03/11/19
Decoding the Weather Machine
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Learning Garden WorkshopsLearning Garden winter workshops poster

Workshops are held in the Learning Garden Greenhouse or the Pavilion

1/22/19
Basic Biodynamics & Lunar Rhythms in the Garden
12:00 pm - 1:00pm

2/15/19
Garden Planning - Getting Ready to Grow
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

3/22/19
Composting at The Learning Garden
12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Diego leading LG workshop


Lane County Plastics Roundupplastics roundup 2019 march poster

After multiple collection dates in February & March we were able to collect 112 pounds of recyclable plastic!!!

Plastic Roundup Items:

Tubs, Jugs, Bottles, Lids, & Beverage HandlesPlastics Roundup Collage

Plastics must be stamped #2, #4, or #5.

Plastics must be clean & dry.

Please remove all labels or decals unless printed on the plastic.
(may need to soak overnight in soap & water or apply vegetable oil)

LCC has teamed up with Lane County to be a plastics collection site. 
You can find further information on the Lane County website.
Lane County Plastics Roundup Poster


Fall Term 2018

Fall EcochallengeOctober Ecochallenge 2018 Logo
Together for Change

October 3 - 24, 2018

Congratulations Lane's Green Team for winning our friendly competition with 4,846!!
Lane's Green Team challenged other Oregon community colleges
Chemeteka Community College 4,382 points
Pacific University 1,187 points 

Participants track and share their progress online in a robust platform and earn points for taking action. The combination of collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun. EcoChallenge provides tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and gives participants a fun and social way to think about and act on proven solutions that make a difference for you, your community, and the planet. Over 100 actions within nine Challenge categories provide participants with diverse options to take action. 

EcoChallenge is a program of Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI).


Oregon Drive less. Connect.

Discover healthy, green travel options for work, school, errands, and play

October 1 - 15, 2018

We encouraged students to take part of this state-wide challenge! Burn calories instead of gas by biking to work, or walking to the store. Divide the ride and the cost by carpooling or vanpooling. Take the bus and let someone else do the driving so you can listen to music, or read that page-turning book. Then log your trips at DriveLessConnect.com to win weekly and grand prizes! Over 55 prizes will be awarded.

Oregon Drive less. connect. challenge


Sustainability Film SeriesFall Term 2018 Film Series Poster

Films were screened in Haugland Commons in the Center Building - Free popcorn! 

10/10/18
Normal is Over
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

10/17/18
Decoding the Weather Machine
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm

11/01/18
In Sickness and in Wealth
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

11/19/18
Climate Refugees
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Global Climate Change Week
October 15 - 21, 2018

In collaboration with LCC Science Division, Dr. Sarah Stapleton from the University of Oregon College of Education, was invited to give a presentation during Global Climate Change week & coincidentally National Earth Science Week.

10/15/18

She presented a lecture titled: Framing Climate Change Education Around Social Justice to Engage Broader Audiences. You can view her lecture in full.

During her visit she toured the Learning Garden, our beautiful campus, and learned about the initiatives that we conduct.