Sustainability in the News

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Local advocate receives national award

America Walks, a national advocacy organization that promotes walking and walkable communities, announced today that Ann Mansfield, R.N., M.S.N. and project coordinator for NE Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative, has been awarded a Walking College Fellowship.

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Chuck Stark

Center for Sustainable Communities hosts Luther alumnus Chuck Stark

After backpacking, rock-climbing, and kayaking his way around the U.S. and Costa Rica, Chuck Stark, Luther College class of 2006, will present, "Exploring the World and Finding our Place" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Luther College hosts tiny house workshop April 25

After hosting a lecture by "The Big Tiny" author Dee Williams last September, the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities will host a workshop for local tiny house owners and enthusiasts Saturday, April 25, in Room 206 of Valders Hall of Science on the Luther College campus. The workshop is open to the public with no charge for admission, but registration is requested.

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First Farm Solar Workshop to share incentives April 10

The Winneshiek Energy District, Iowa Dairy Center, Northeast Iowa Community College and Luther Center for Sustainable Communities are teaming up to host a Farm Solar "How-To" Workshop at Iowa Dairy Center, South of the Northeast Iowa Community College campus in Calmar, Iowa, at 1 p.m. Friday, April 10.

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The Past as Proxy for the Future: Dr. Peterson Explores Barcelona, Spain and the Pliocene Epoch

Mid-September saw Luther College’s very own Dr. Laura Peterson jet off to sunny Barcelona, Spain to meet with other paleoclimatologists from colleges and universities around the world. There wasn’t much time for paella and strolling the cobbled streets, however, as she and her colleagues had an important matter to discuss: climate conditions during the Pliocene period.

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Annual Plant Giveaway

The Center for Sustainable Communities and Luther College Grounds Crew are hosting a Plant Giveaway on Thursday, September 25th.

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Food, Faith, and Climate Workshop

Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Communities, invites you to take part in the Decorah Food, Faith, and Climate Workshop, which will take place on September 27, 2014.

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