No matter the weather conditions, recyclers make daily rounds to residence halls and academic building to collect recyclables, redeemables, and compost.
Recyclables, such as paper, plastic, metal, and carboard, are dropped off at a Winneshiek County Recycling collection site by facilities. Redeemables are kept in the garage of the sustainability house until sorted and collected. Collected compost is added to the Luther compost pile, to later be used as fertilizer for the Luther Gardens.
Recyclers for 2013-2014
Joe Ballandby is from Willmar, MN. He is majoring in environmental studies with a concentration in science. He likes doing the recycling work because it makes him realize how much stuff we really use and makes him think about his consuming habits.
Mary Bowman is a sophomore from Bemidji, MN. She is Biology major who enjoys reading, nature walks, puzzles, and movies.
Sarah Forsythe is a Junior at Luther from Coon Valley, WI. She is currently studying Anthropology and Sociology. Sarah enjoys the outdoors, cooking, reading, and listening to music. She loves that Luther has taken many steps to a more Eco-friendly campus.
Matt Freburg is a junior environmental studies (policy) major with a minor in Spanish. He enjoys playing video games, watching movies, reading books, hanging out with friends, eating food, and helping other people when they need it. He is into 'going green' in the little ways he can. He believes being involved with the recycling crew/CSC will help him 'go green' (at least a little) and become more friendly towards the environment little by little.
Kurt Hellmann is a first year student from Andover, MN. He currently plans to double major in Mathematics and Accounting. Kurt also runs cross country and track at Luther. He enjoys music, the outdoors, and just about any type of sport.
Darian Jones is a sophomore from O'Fallon Missouri. He is a Social Work major, who likes to be very creative in anything that he does.
*Shaina Landhuis is a Senior at Luther College from North Liberty, Iowa. She is majoring in Social Work and minoring in Women Gender Studies. This is her fourth year working for recycling and second year as the Student Coordinator. She is very involved in the Decorah community, volunteering at the Elementary School and High School. She is a member of Collegiate Choir and spends all of her extra time dancing and hanging out with her friends. Shaina is an environmentalist who is proud of the sustainability programs at Luther.
Cole Melby is a third-year student from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Religion. After graduation, Cole hopes to work for the Peace Corps and meet lots of interesting people while getting to travel. Here at Luther, Cole participates in Nordic Choir and is a member of the acapella choir "Undeclared." Cole is very excited to work for Sustainability and is very proud of the excellent eco-friendly record that Luther maintains.
Ben Nordquist is a junior Political Science and International Studies major with a religion minor who comes from Minneapolis Minnesota. He is involved with Res Life as an RA and plays ultimate for LUFDA. He is also involved in a number of leadership activities on campus and loves to give back to the community whenever he can!
Matt Rosene is a sophomore Biology major from Baraboo, WI. He also works for the college’s custodial department and competes for both Luther’s Cross Country team and Track team. His hobbies include reading and running.
Jack Rosenwinkel is a sophomore studying Environmental Policy and Business Management. He loves being active here at Luther. He is involved with choir and the ultimate frisbee team. In the rest of his free time he loves to go outside and explore the land around Decorah, there is always something new to find!
"I really enjoy being a student recycler because I realize that the work I do reduces the waste of our school and helps to create a more sustainable community. As a recycler you grow an appreciation for the work and coordination that is required for the college to function and make further steps to being more environmentally friendly. The work is not always easy but it is always satisfying."
Megan Sisson is a sophomore majoring in Environmental Studies. She enjoys going on adventures, canoeing, reading and drawing. Megan likes being a recycler because it is fun to be a part of making Luther more sustainable.
Koffi Tchalla is freshmen from Apple Valley Minnesota. He is planning on majoring in marketing and french and wrestles for Luther college. He likes making new friends and hanging out during his free time.
*Recycling Student Coordinator