College of Lake County - Green Economy and Sustainable Water Center


Green Economy and Sustainable Water Center

Through campus-focused projects and state-wide collaborations, the CLC is achieving energy cost savings and creating new academic programs to teach in-demand sustainability-related job skills. Learn more about CLC's Green Economy and Sustainable Water Center.

Event Calendar

Thursday, April 24, 3-5 p.m.

Farmers' Market

C Wing Auditorium Lobby

Buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce from local farmers. Local organizations will also present demonstrations and information.

Cost: None


Friday, April 25, noon-1 p.m.

Tree Squirrels: Narrators of the Nature in Your Neighborhood

Grayslake campus, Room T332

Steve Sullivan, coordinator of Project Squirrel, will explain how you can become a citizen scientist by studying fox squirrels and gray squirrels.

Cost: None


Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to noon

CLC Campus Clean-up

Grayslake campus, C Wing doors

Make new friends as you join the Environmental Club and other student clubs to clean up the Grayslake campus. Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves and dress for the weather.

Cost: None


Saturday, April 26, noon-3 p.m.

Collection Drives

Parking lot #6, corner of Lancer Lane and Brae Loch Rd.

Donate your old electronics for recycling. Working appliances, construction materials and other household items will be donated to Restore, run by Habitat for Humanity.

Cost: None


Tuesday, April 29, 7 - 8 p.m.

STEM Series Presentation: Sharks and Rays of the World

Grayslake campus, Room C005

John F. Morrissey of Sweet Briar College will explain the incredible biodiversity of sharks and rays--and why it so easy to destroy a population of them.

Cost: None


View our past presentations

Curriculum Sustainability

Curriculum Development

In an effort to go green, the college has added academic programs and modified existing programs. Learn what the College of Lake County has done for Curriculum Sustainability.

Water Sustainability

As the population of Lake County and Greater Chicago continues to grow, the college is collaborating with other agencies in promoting water conservation and addressing future needs for safe drinking water. And with Lake Michigan, many inland lakes and wetlands so prevalent in the county, conserving surface waters is another initiative.

Community Sustainability

Community Partners for Sustainability

The Community Partners for Sustainability (CPS) is a network of community members dedicated to achieving economic, social and environmental resilience and vitality. Membership is free and open to the public.

Community Garden

Note: CLC's community garden has no more vacant plots. To find an alternative community garden in the area, visit the website for the American Community Gardening Association.

Campus Sustainability

Learn what the College of Lake County has done to conserve energy, water, building materials and landscapes on all three campuses through Campus Sustainability.

In The News

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