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Posted @ Tuesday, April 02, 2013 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Current can be a good thing – especially when you're traveling more than 400 miles and descending some 10,000 feet down your favorite rivers.
That's the journey documented in The Current, a feature-length film shot and produced by two FLC students who wanted to find out what rivers mean to them, while at the same time seeing for themselves the condition of two of their favorite rivers – the Animas River, which flows past Fort Lewis College, and the San Juan River downstream of its confluence with the Animas.
Posted @ Thursday, July 12, 2012 By Nyquist, Lindsay
When students learn, everyone benefits. And at Fort Lewis College, those benefits can be found every Thursday from spring to fall under the Clocktower in the center of campus. That's when students who have been studying and practicing organic growing techniques bring the fruits -- and vegetables and meats -- of their labor to campus for sale at the open-air Old Fort Farm Stand.
The foods are grown and raised at the Old Fort, the site of Fort Lewis College before it moved to Durango in 1956. The property 15 miles west of Durango was home to the original military Fort Lewis and an Indian boarding school, before becoming state property and the home of the school that eventually grew into Fort Lewis College.
Posted @ Wednesday, June 27, 2012 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Going green has been a way of life at Fort Lewis College for a long time -- it's just comes naturally when you live in a place as beautiful and inspiring as southwestern Colorado. And this summer, the FLC campus has gotten even greener, with several energy- and money-saving projects underway.
Fort Lewis College has been actively improving its sustainability since becoming a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, in 2007. Since then, the colleges' Sustainability Action Plan has led to the construction of "green" buildings, introducing local foods into dining facilities, expanding on-campus recycling, prioritizing recycled products in purchasing, upgrading irrigation efficiency, the installation of a new composter for on-campus dining, and more.
Posted @ Monday, March 19, 2012 By Nyquist, Lindsay
This week, the Fort Lewis College campus will change.
"No Impact Week," part of International No Impact Week, March 19 through March 25, explores low-waste lifestyles by giving students, faculty, and staff ways of actually experiencing and experimenting with changing their habits. The goal of the campus-wide events is to engage more people in low-impact actions and lifestyles.
Posted @ Friday, November 04, 2011 By Nyquist, Lindsay
The FLC Biology wing became the College's second LEED Gold building in early 2011.
Fort Lewis College has earned a spot in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges. According to The Princeton Review’s website, the guide ...