Sustainability in the News

All press releases related to sustainability at Luther.

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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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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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