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Greening Our Campus

Since its inception in 1969, the College of Lake County has incorporated green ideas into its architecture, landscapes and college culture. In the 21st century, CLC is greening our campus to serve as a living laboratory of sustainable practices for students and members of the community.

The Living Laboratory

CLC’s Sustainable Master Plan construction and renovations are dramatically greening our campuses. Soon CLC will guide students and visitors along the Sustainability Trail (PDF) where they can discover sustainable technology and resource conservation on campus with features such as:

Greening our Facilities and Operations

CLC signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2009 and the updated Climate Commitment in 2015 with Second Nature. CLC is a member of AASHE and a STARS reporter. These commitments require several steps towards greening campus which are reported in the following: