Welcome Rachel Landis! Rachel is the former Director of the Environmental Center at FLC, current board member of the La Plata Country Electric Association, and the current Director of the Durango Regional Food Recovery Program.
During her time at the EC, Landis has been a passionate champion of local food and activism. Among the programs she helped launch during her tenure was the “Real Change Initiative,” a how-to blueprint for students to put their big ideas into action. In 2013, she also played a key role in getting the school on board with the “Real Food Challenge,” a national campaign aimed at encouraging healthy, fair and green food systems on campuses across the country. Fort Lewis College was the first school in the Southwest to officially commit to the challenge at the time and one of only 17 nationwide. In addition, she also involved the school with the area’s annual “Homegrown Retreat,” which was held in conjunction with Growing Partners of the Southwest.