|Bronze Level recognition for Lewis University’s sustainability efforts
Published: August 3, 2012.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and the Green Governments Coordinating Council have recognized Lewis University as a Bronze Level Compact School within the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact program. The designation recognizes Lewis University’s commitment to incorporate sustainability into its campus operations, academic and research programs, student activities and community outreach.
“Lewis University is honored to be distinguished as a Bronze Level institution,” stated Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University. “This is only a beginning. Lewis is committed to progressing to the Silver Level by 2015 as we continue to incorporate environmentally friendly initiatives into the University’s systems, new construction and renovations, and academic programming.”
Lewis University pledges to receive Silver status by completing the following steps:
This Bronze Level honor follows another recent recognition of Lewis University’s sustainability initiatives. The university earned the Sustainable Development Award from The Conservation Foundation—a land and watershed conservation organization dedicated to preserving open space, improving rivers and watersheds and promoting positive environmental activities in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties in Illinois.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.