EcoChallenge Event – October 15th – 29th, 2014

EcoChallenge A Success! Lane’s EcoChallenge Team placed 4th out of the 207 EcoChallenge Teams scoring 3340 points and beating our challenger, Portland Community College. Eighty-two Lane employees and students participated on the team and enacted lasting changes such as eating organic food with every meal, eating two meatless meals per day, switching to a reusable Read More

Green Office – Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is Triple Green Star Green Office Certified! They received 20 out of 25 points and their efforts are impressive. Of course, all members of the division turn off lights and other electronics when not needed. However, Coop is taking their commitment to “turning it off” to the next level by requesting motion sensors Read More

Green Office – Office of the President

Lane’s Office of the President recently became the fourth Lane department to receive Green Office Certification with 20 out of 25 points. Everyone in the Office of the President turns off lights when they are not needed, shuts off their computers at night, uses the power management features on their computers and prints double-sided or Read More

Green Office – Professional and Organizational Development & Diversity Office

Congratulations to the Professional and Organizational Development  & Diversity Office for being the third Lane department to receive the Green Office Certification with the most points so far! This group earned 23 out of 25 points for activities such as greening the Fall In-service and Spring Conference all staff events by minimizing handouts and eliminating Read More

Green Office – Mathematics Division

Mathematics recently became the second division to receive the Green Office Certification with 20 out of 25 Math Computer Lab Math Computer Lab points. Employees in this Division are really doing their part to reduce Lane’s greenhouse gas emissions! To save energy, the Math/Engineering Computer Lab’s computers have the shortest time out session at Lane. After just Read More

Green Office – Small Business Development Center

Congratulations to Lane’s Small Business Development Center for being the first department to achieve the Green Office Certification. The SBDC received 20 out of 25 possible points thereby attaining the highest level of certification – the coveted Triple Green Star! To celebrate the SBDC’s achievement, the Sustainability Committee hosted a lunch for all of the Read More

Facilities Management & Planning

The Facilities Management & Planning department has taken great strides towards reducing its impact on the environment. Pesticide use has been eliminated from campus gardening practices. Native landscaping installations help to restore wildlife habitat while creating a natural space that requires very limited maintenance. A new Integrated Pest Management Plan provides FMP employees with steps Read More

Child and Family Education

Studies show that contact with the natural world can significantly reduce symptoms of attention deficit disorder, contribute to enhanced self-esteem, and increase the likelihood that individuals will take action to benefit the environment.* Lane’s Child and Family Education Department have taken these studies to heart and have designed a full outdoor experience for the kids Read More