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  • Georgia Reid, SOAN/ENVS major, BA ’20 Awarded Oregon Heritage Fellowship

    January 20, 2020

    Georgia Reid, SOAN/ENVS Major, BA ’20, was awarded one of three 2020 Oregon Heritage Fellowships, via the State Department of Parks & Recreation, to present and extend her Fall 2019 SOAN thesis research on the environmental history and contemporary interest in flax-to-linen production in Oregon. Georgia’s research project and presentation will draw a comprehensive history of flax between 1877– 1952 and connect it with contemporary efforts to support agricultural land and rural economies. Through preliminary research and informal discussions, there are hints that interest in this work extends beyond historians to major garment manufacturers, agriculturalists, regional workforce leaders, academics, and possibly even government initiatives. Georgia’s presentation will be designed to engage Oregonians of these various backgrounds and interests from across the state.

    The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards honor those that have made the most of available resources and skills and are given for exceptional and meritorious work by organizations, businesses or individuals.

  • Interdisciplinary Team Lands $500K for Earthquake Preparedness Research

    July 19, 2019

    It’s a persistent question: How do you prepare large populations for an emergency? Funded by a grant of more than half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of Lewis & Clark faculty and students is creating a video game to educate and enlist young people in that critical process.

  • Inspiration, virtual activities to celebrate Earth Day

    April 20, 2020

    We welcome to the community to share and participate in virtual and in-home environmental activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - together while we are apart. #MyPlanetMyPledge #LCEarthDay

  • Finding Meaning and Motivation through School Gardens

    September 19, 2019

    Katherine Jernigan, BA ’15, works with school children in Chicago and found a way to combine her loves of the outdoors and cooking.

  • From Places to Peopled Places

    August 19, 2019

    Robin Zeller ’15 describes how ENVS lead to a degree in medical anthropology.

  • Systems and Stethoscopes

    August 19, 2019

    Liz Fehrenbach ’05 describes how her work in ENVS turned her on to a nursing degree.

  • Biogeochemist Julia Huggins Awarded Vanier Scholarship

    June 19, 2019

    Julia Huggins BA ’13 has been awarded the Vanier Scholarship to continue her PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia, where she is the chief scientist of the oceanography research program. The scholarship will fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impact of marine microorganisms.

  • Keeping the ENVS Spirit Alive

    May 19, 2019

    ENVS alumna, Charlotte Copp ’18, explores the field of GIS.  She is currently a GIS intern for the City of Lake Oswego.

  • Students Power the College’s Larger Sustainability Efforts

    April 19, 2019

    When Lewis & Clark undergrads choose to pay the voluntary student “green fee,” the money goes into a fund that allows the college to buy renewable energy certificates and promote sustainability. The Renewable Energy Fee Fund Committee, comprised of students, is responsible for choosing the energy certificates, and awarding grants for student projects, internships, and research.

  • Saving the Earth, One Bottle at a Time

    April 19, 2019

    ENVS Alumnus, Jules Bailey ’01, keeps Oregon’s bottle deposit and return program successful and relevant.  He is the Chief Stewardship Officer for the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative.

  • Can We Solve Wicked Problems Together?

    March 19, 2019

    ENVS alumnus Osamu Kumasaka ’16, describes his path to working in environmental conflict resolution.  He is a Junior Associate at the Consensus Building Institute in Boston, MA.

  • 2019 Project Descriptions for Rogers Program

    February 19, 2019

    Summer science research

  • Opportunities at LC Lead to Career in Energy Industry

    February 19, 2019

    ENVS alumna, Kori Groenveld ’18, describes how her path at LC lead her to a career in the energy industry.  She is working as a Program Administrator at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

  • ENVS Blog: Engaging Across Boundaries

    December 18, 2018

    Gabriella Francolla ’18 majored in ENVS. She describes her path after graduating from Lewis & Clark, where she has had the opportunity to engage with diverse populations while working as an educator.  Next year she will begin working as an Environmental Educator Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Mexico.

  • 21st Environmental Affairs Symposium Focuses on Crossing Boundaries

    October 18, 2018

    Current discourse is marked with a boundary-oriented mentality, and animosity on both sides prevents meaningful progress. Taking place October 23 through October 24, the 21st Environmental Affairs Symposium hopes to change that narrative. To facilitate this conversation, race relations expert Daryl Davis will speak on his experience engaging with members of the Ku Klux Klan and how he finds common ground with people of all backgrounds and opinions.

  • ENVS Blog: Learning on the Cutting Edge of Climate Change Adaptation

    May 18, 2018

    Hanah Goldov (’13), ENVS major at Lewis & Clark College, describes how her interest in  intentional spaces and environmental design began in her undergraduate work and will continue as she enters a Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley fall of 2018.

  • ENVS Blog: The Journey Shapes the Destination

    April 18, 2018

    Eva Ramey (’15), a Biology major and Environmental Studies minor at Lewis & Clark College, describes how her international research unfolded, beginning with her study abroad experience in Tanzania.

  • ENVS Blog: From West Coast green building to East Coast solar

    November 17, 2017

    Keith Morency (’16) highlights the various jobs that led him to work for a community solar team in Boston, MA, after graduating from the Environmental Studies program at Lewis & Clark College.