Sustainability in the News

Go Solar! Workshop

Now is the time to go solar! If you've been thinking of installing solar on your home, business, or farm, attend the Go Solar! Workshop hosted by the Winneshiek Energy District, the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, and other NEIA partners.

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Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities welcomes new volunteer corps members

Luther College’s Center for Sustainable Communities welcomes seven new AmeriCorps and FoodCorps members: Elin Amundson, Andrew Blair, Maria Marton, Cassie Panther, Amber Seitz, Molly Schintler and Rebekah Schulz. This dedicated and diverse group of individuals volunteer for a year of service with the common goal of helping to create a just and vibrant local food system and build active local communities.

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Luther to cohost Energy Extravaganza Oct. 24 and 26

Winneshiek County is leading Iowa with the most residential solar installed in the state. Learn how solar power and energy efficiency can benefit local residents financially and strengthen the community during the second annual Decorah Energy Extravaganza, hosted by Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities and the Winneshiek Energy District. The Extravaganza kicks-off with a residential open house Saturday, Oct. 24, showcasing more than 10 efficient and solar-powered homes open for visitors from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit www.energydistrict.org for a map and description of sites.

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Luther awarded grant by ASIANetwork-Freeman Foundation

Luther College was awarded a $45,290 grant from ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program to support a collaborative summer research experience. Luther is one of eight recipients for the summer 2015 program, funded by the Freeman Foundation.

The grant will fund an opportunity for six Luther students and two Luther faculty to study urbanization in Hetou, China. The group will travel to Hetou on May 26, to spend four weeks on field research for their collaborative projects. Students will gather information in the form of interviews, focus groups and observations with migrant workers, villagers and local officials for research topics including urban planning, river population, migrant workers and education.

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