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April 22nd, 2018

  • Image preview 10:00am - 12:30pm: Earth Day Meditation
    Join us for a light breakfast in the basement of Agnes Flanagan chapel at 10 am, and then for a meditative walk - barefoot if you want, in Tryon Park.  We will also stop mid-walk and have an opportunity to meditate in the park.

April 29th, 2018

  • Image preview 8:30pm - 9:30pm: Full Moon Meditation

    We will meet in front of the south campus chapel, and weather permitting, meditate outside. Warm clothing is recommended. You are invited to bring something that reflects your way of honoring the full moon and it’s connotations of completing a cycle. All LC students invited. 

News

  • October 2
    ELC’s annual Swift Watch was a success! The board and several other students headed out to Portland and claimed the best spot on the hill to watch the flock of Swifts descend into a local chimney. No pictures accompany this story because we were all too in the moment to photograph.
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    January 28
    Here is a quick summary of some of the things we’ve achieved over the past five years, by the numbers.
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    January 15
    Reducing polluted runoff from industrial facilities continues to be one of NEDC’s highest priorities.
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    September 15
    Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.
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    September 5
    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
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    September 4
    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
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    September 4
    Preserving our natural heritage
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    September 4
    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat
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    September 4
    Tackling the causes and impacts of global warming
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    Air
    September 4
    Fighting for clean air
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    February 13
    The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment.
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    November 21

    Ary Hashim BA ’20 has put Lewis & Clark’s Renewable Energy Fee Fund to work in a rural village in Malaysia. For him, environmental activism complements the degree he’s pursuing in economics.

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    August 22
    Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top 5 “Cool Schools” for 2017, an annual ranking that assesses 200 of North America’s most sustainability-minded colleges and universities. Lewis & Clark is the only liberal arts college on the West Coast to make the top 10.
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    February 28

    It’s time to apply to be a part of the Earthrise Clinic for the 2017-18 School Year! Deadline is March 24th. 

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    February 23

    Meg is a public interest environmental lawyer with over 30 years experience. She worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a Staff Attorney at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority on the Boston Harbor cleanup.  She is a graduate of Colgate University and Boston College Law School.

    She is a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts and has served on the boards of several environmental organizations including the Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Jones River Watershed Association and The Nature Conservancy/Massachusetts Chapter.

    She co-founded several campaigns, including the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Taunton River Campaign and Cape Cod Bay Watch.  She has worked on land protection and advocacy representing a wide range of citizen groups throughout the U.S.  Recognition for her work includes the Briggs Leadership Award from the Wildlands Trust and the John O’Connor Grassroots Leadership Award from Clean Water Action. She enjoys rowing, hiking, knitting and spending time with her family.

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    May 29

    On May 29th, Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Clarke issued an opinion, finding that, as a matter of law, a Jackson County Ordinance that prohibits the growing of genetically modified (“GE”) crops in that County was legal under Oregon law.

  • April 27
    Earthrise filed suit on Friday, April 20th to fight to strengthen water quality criteria in Oregon for aluminum, ammonia, cadmium and copper.
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    March 17

    Daniel Mensher currently practices Complex and Environmental Litigation at Keller Rohrback in Seattle, Washington. Before joining the firm, Dan was a Clinical Professor and Staff Attorney at Earthrise Law Center. He has litigated water and waste cases across the country and is experienced in administrative rulemaking processes. He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rick Haselton of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Dan is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a B.A. in History, as well as holding an M.S. in Geography from University of Wisconsin. He graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School, receiving his J.D., with an Environmental Law Certificate, in 2007. He is an Executive Board Member for the Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Committee as well as a Board Member for Northwest Environmental Defense Center.

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    February 6
    Earthrise clients granted motion to intervene in Jackson County’s genetically engineered crop ban.
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    February 3
    Earthrise’s client, the National Park Conservation Association, has put out a great new video about the threat of waste from a hog farm near the Buffalo River and the reasons we are working with our clients in the fight to protect this national treasure. Please take a couple minutes to check it out!
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    December 11
    Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality rejected a petition submitted on behalf of tens of thousands of Oregonians asking the agency to protect Oregon’s air from harmful new oil terminal pollution by requiring Global Partners to obtain a more protective air pollution permit.
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    August 22
    Oregon fails to protect citizens from air pollution and other risks tied to rail shipments of volatile Bakken crude
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    August 21
    Judge’s ruling on standing prevents spent nuclear fuel from endangering community
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    August 8
    Earthrise Director Craig Johnston recently spoke on Oregon Public Broadcasting about the historic victory against the Army Corps of Engineers regarding oil pollution from Pacific Northwest dams.
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    May 29
    Earthrise clients Neighbors for Clean Air (“NCA”) and Northwest Environmental Defense Center (“NEDC”) have reached an agreement with Intel to resolve claims the company failed to obtain the proper air emissions permit for its new D1X expansion, currently under construction in Hillsboro.
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    September 7
    9/7/12 - On Wednesday, PEAC filed a complaint on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council demanding the US Forest Service use its authority to protect wildlife and humans from the dangers of lead ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest in northern Arizona.
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    September 4
    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
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    September 4
    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
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    September 4
    Preserving our natural heritage
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    September 4
    Tackling global warming and fighting for clean air

Galleries

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    Many thanks to Cassie Cohen of Groundwork Portland and Jenn Bildersee of the Portland Brownfields Program for joining us for an educational lunch covering the history of brownfields, brownfields and environmental justice issues in Portland, and local, regional, and national resources. 
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    A day of awareness and celebration of real, locally-sourced, sustainable and safe food on October 24, 2011. 
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    These photos are from our own Torie Jarvis, co-MTR project leader. Email Torie or Mackenzie to get involved in EJA’s work on MTR issues. 
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    For Professor of Economics and Focus the Nation Project Director Eban Goodstein, the chilly banks of the Willamette River are just another stop on the path to the elimination of global warming.
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    In March, senior Brendan Larsen, senior Alec Kerins, and Assistant Professor of Biology Greta Binford spent their spring break bringing lab research and global engagement together in Puerto Plata, a region in the Dominican Republic.
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    Students in ENVS 320, Environmental Solutions, take a trip to the Columbia Slough.
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