Sustainability in the News

Luther College reduces move out waste by 40 percent

Move out week at Luther College has historically been the week in which Luther sends the most waste to the landfill of any week throughout the year. Students worked more than 400 hours over the course of nine days to assist with move out waste diversion by educating their peers about recycling and donation processes.

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Luther College's sustainability receives STARS silver rating

A national assessment shows Luther College has made significant gains in sustainability performance over the past three years. This spring Luther submitted information on the college's efforts to STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System), a program run by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Luther received a STARS silver rating of 62.47, which shows improvement from the 47.51 rating the college earned in 2014.

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Luther College reduces campus-wide spraying

In an effort to be more sustainable, Luther College has reduced campus-wide spraying to an annual herbicide-spraying application. This spring, the college will instead spot spray in limited areas as dictated by need.

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