Lewis & Clark Community College Receives 2011 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award

The Horinko Group congratulates Lewis & Clark Community College, located in Godfrey, IL on receiving the Governor’s Sustainability Award as recognition of the college’s significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. Between 2008-2010, the college recorded a 14.4 % reduction in campus energy usage. Some of the energy conservation measures taken by the college include transitioning custodial work shifts to reduce building hours, instituting automatic shutdown of all computer labs, and replacing light bulbs with high efficiency fluorescent and LED bulbs. In 2008, the college also completed a Climate Action Plan, detailing a cautious and conservative approach to its estimates for achieving climate neutrality within 50 years.

Lewis and Clark Community College is one of The Horinko Group’s featured Water Resources Pathfinders.

Read the full release on Lewis and Clark’s website.

To find out more about Lewis and Clark’s sustainability efforts, visit www.lc.edu/green.