Sustainability in the News

All press releases related to sustainability at Luther.

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Luther College offers CSA reimbursement program

Luther College's Center for Sustainable Community has partnered with local farmers to provide Luther faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and receive reimbursement for a portion of the share they choose to buy.

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Luther College hosts renewable energy tour

On June 21, the summer solstice-the day with the most hours of daylight in the year, Luther College will host a public tour of its renewable energy facilities. The tour is part of the "Solar Works for Iowa" campaign, which is promoting similar events in communities across the state to discuss the potential for solar energy to heat and power Iowans' homes, businesses and farms.  

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Luther College new member of EPA's Food Recovery Challenge

United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 announced that Luther College is one of nine colleges named a new collegiate member of EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. FRC is a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities.

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Luther Center for Sustainable Communities offers gardening classes

Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities is offering a series of gardening classes to Luther faculty, staff and students, and Decorah community members. The series includes free classes that aim to provide basic information for beginning gardeners, as well as a forum for more seasoned gardeners to share information and ask questions. The classes are lead by local community members who have extensive experience in gardening.

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Luther to host solar heating workshop March 29

According to a recent report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, heating bills for U.S. households using propane, heating oil, natural gas and electricity are expected to rise significantly in relation to last winter.

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Luther to host Rasmussen lecture on 'Vocation and Sustainability'

The CIC-NetVUE regional conference on Interreligious Reflection on Vocation and Sustainability that was scheduled to be held at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, March 7-8, has been canceled. Larry L. Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, will still give the lecture "Vocation and Sustainability" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7.

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Luther College starts Cafeteria to Community program

Luther College student volunteers and dining service staff teamed up this fall to start a program that will help get good food to those who need it by delivering packaged food to the First Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Representatives from Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities and Dining Services, operated by Sodexo, are excited about the potential for this program to deliver healthy, homemade food into the homes of Northeast Iowans.

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