Lewis & Clark Community College has been a leader in sustainability programs over the years, and is announcing a trio of new partnerships that have come about as a result of the college’s commitment to the cause. A couple of federal agencies are included in the mix, along with the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition, which examines and promotes increased composting.
Nate Keener, Director of Lewis and Clark's Sustainability department, says the college recently joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program.
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He says the idea behind that is to make electric vehicle ownership a more affordable and attractive option. A leader in community college green efforts, the college created its Sustainability Department in 2008. Since then, the college has been successful in infusing education with sustainability efforts and promoting green living and working practices throughout the community.