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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 campuses serve as a living laboratory of sustainability, that can help prepare students to reach their current and future goals and to pursue resilient careers in a changing world. Visit the Living Lab Trail where you can discover sustainable technology, resource conservation, and wellness on campus


Preferred parking permits provide students and employees with incentives to commute to campus with fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles. Visit to see if your vehicle qualifies with a green score of at least 50 points.

Riding a bike through campus? Visit the Bike Resource Station outside of the Physical Fitness Center (Building F), in case you need some extra air in your tires or to tighten some spokes. Need a bike that you can ride? Check out the Grayslake Bike Share program to see how you can take a bike for a spin. Together we #RideGrayslake !

Being committed to sustainability, CLC is working to make its campuses Idle-Free Zones. CLC’s Idling Guidelines are provided to educate drivers about the impacts of idling. Unnecessary idling of automobiles and trucks wastes fuel, pollutes the air, and is detrimental to human health.

Greening our Facilities and Operations

The College of Lake County is guided by the Sustainability Plan to increase the sustainability of its facilities and improve the efficiency of its operations.

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