Sustainability in the News

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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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Luther's green roof continues to thrive

After nearly a year of growth, the green roof installed on Luther College's Sampson-Hoffland Laboratories is alive and kicking. Surviving through a harsh, record-breaking winter, the roof has already proved the hardiness of its plants and will continue to show its ecological and social advantages in the years to come.

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Luther College begins pre-college environmental studies program

As one of the top green colleges in the nation, Luther College will host its first pre-college program for environmental studies July 27-Aug. 2. The program, a fantastic learning opportunity for high school students interested in the environment, will also feature a presentation by National Geographic Explorer.

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