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Green Initiatives at CLC

Sustainable CLC

As the top-ranked community college for sustainability in Illinois, the College of Lake County serves as a center of innovation and excellence in sustainability, a living laboratory "Greening" our Campus, our Curriculum and our Community. Check out what is going on at CLC with the Earth Week calendar.

Our Sustainability Plan

The College of Lake County has goals and performance metrics established to help the college along its path to sustainability with its Sustainability Plan (PDF) and tracks its progress in the Annual Sustainability Plan Performance Report (PDF).

Our Sustainability Awards

The College of Lake County is proud to receive a 2018 Illinois Sustainability Award from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. CLC is ranked number 8 in North America by AASHE's 2018 Sustainable Campus Index (PDF) with its Silver STARS rating. The college has been certified by Bee Campus USA and Tree Campus USA. CLC received a 2017 Best Management Practice Project award from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, a 2017 Emerald Award from the USGBC Illinois Chapter for Building Innovation with the Science Building. In 2016, CLC earned a Green Genome Award for integrating sustainability into its “genetic fabric.” CLC is a charter signatory of Second Nature’s Climate Commitment, a finalist for the 2015 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, and the Gold level award from the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact in 2014.

Our Partners

Silver STARS rating from AASHE
Monarch Watch
Climate Commitment
Bee Campus USA Logo
Tree Campus USA logo
Illinois Foodscrap Coalition logo
Center for Greener Schools logo

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