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Sustainability in the News

All press releases related to sustainability at Luther.

  • Tammy Petro

    Tammy Petro to lecture on 'Sustainability in Art and Design' Sept. 15

    September 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Sept. 4, 2009

    Tammy Petro, instructor at the University of Iowa, will present a Luther College Vocation Program lecture titled “Future Perfect, Sustainability in Art and Design” Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin Building on the campus of Luther College.  Read more...

  • Vestas wind turbine

    College to propose wind turbine in northwest Decorah

    August 29, 2009 at 11:32 am

    August 28, 2009

    Luther College hopes to take a major step forward in its sustainability initiative in 2010 with the installation of a wind turbine that will generate about a third of the electrical energy used by the college each year.  Read more...

  • Biodiesel for sustainability

    Luther produces biodiesel for sustainability

    May 18, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    May 18, 2009

    Hungry students at Luther College are contributing to sustainable college operations, one deep-fried chicken strip at a time.  Read more...

  • Luther Bike Share program

    Bike Share program promotes alternative transportation

    May 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    May 18, 2009

    Luther College responded to student suggestions and requests for alternative transportation on campus by creating the Luther Bike Share program in April 2008. The success of the program in the 2008-09 academic year is expected.  Read more...

  • Luther College bikeshare program promotes alternative transportation

    May 7, 2009 at 11:10 am

    May 7, 2009

    Luther College responded to student suggestions and requests for alternative transportation on campus by creating the Luther Bike Share program in April 2008. The success of the program in the 2008-09 academic year is expected.  Read more...

  • Local food purchases contribute to sustainability at Luther

    April 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    April 22, 2009

    Luther College is taking a leading role in the locally produced foods initiative, as the college’s local food purchases increased from two percent to 10 percent from the 2007-2008 to the 2008-2009 academic year.  Read more...

  • Luther College gardens supply produce and perspective

    Luther College gardens supply produce and perspective

    April 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

    April 13, 2009

    Luther College's student-run garden plots fit into a small corner of campus, but last year its 318 pounds of cucumbers, 189 pounds of varied beans and 126 pounds of pumpkins and squash are just a sample of the produce harvested and supplied to Luther Dining Services.  Read more...

  • Luther College gardens supply produce and perspective

    April 8, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    April 8, 2009

    Luther College’s student-run garden plots fit into a small corner of campus, but last year its 318 pounds of cucumbers, 189 pounds of varied beans and 126 pounds of pumpkins and squash are just a sample of the produce harvested and supplied to Luther Dining Services.  Read more...

  • Luther vs. Wartburg: ‘Energy Challenge’ ends in a ‘split’

    March 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    March 20, 2009

    The decades old rivalry between Wartburg and Luther colleges is often played out on the athletic field.

    In those competitions, either Wartburg in Waverly or Luther in Decorah must concede defeat. However, the two Lutheran-affiliated institutions have agreed to an unprecedented “split” in their recent contest over who could most reduce their energy consumption.  Read more...

  • Luther first-year students experience hands-on sustainability

    Luther first-year students experience hands-on sustainability

    March 20, 2009 at 10:33 am

    March 20, 2009

    Four hundred sixty-five Luther College first-year students and 37 first-year resident assistants devoted Sept. 6-7 to an unusual community service project: cleaning, sorting and stacking bricks as part of a dual-purpose sustainability project sponsored by Luther College Wellness.  Read more...

  • Luther first-year students experience hands-on sustainability

    March 13, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    March 13, 2009

    Four hundred sixty-five Luther College first-year students and 37 first-year resident assistants devoted Sept. 6-7 to an unusual community service project: cleaning, sorting and stacking bricks as part of a dual-purpose sustainability project sponsored by Luther College Wellness.  Read more...

  • Luther cafeteria goes "trayless"

    Luther cafeteria goes "trayless"

    March 13, 2009 at 10:32 am

    March 13, 2009

    Luther College Dining Services has "gone trayless" for three months as part of the college's sustainability initiative and is now evaluating the pros and cons of trayless cafeteria operations.  Read more...