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Recipient of a 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award. One of eight colleges across the country to receive an "A" on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card.

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Free Home Preservation Class

A Food Preservation 101 class will be offered at the Country Inn and Suites in Decorah on Wednesday 25. It's a fabulous way to learn to process excess garden produce including safe canning, freezing, and dehydrating methods.

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Luther College solar energy field nears completion.

U.S. Energy Department launches "Clean Energy in Our Community" video series

July 18, 2012

Today, the U.S. Energy Department launched the "Clean Energy in Our Community" video series, which will feature small communities throughout the country that are striving to become more sustainable, are investing in the green economy, and are bringing the benefits of clean energy to local residents and workers.  The Energy Department kicked off the series with a video from Luther College that highlights how Decorah, Iowa is benefiting from the projects undertaken by the college to reduce their energy consumption and deploy clean, renewable energy projects campus-wide.

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Free Presentation: Building with Straw and Mud

July 30th, from 6-7:30pm, Kyle Holzheuter will present the aesthetic and ecologic benefits of contemporary organic architecture from around the world. Mr. Holzheuter, a builder, consultant, and educator responding to environmental concerns such as resource consumption, energy use, and health, will lead the presentation at the Iowa Peace and Justice Center at 119 Winnebago Street in Decorah for Free.

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Greening Churches in Decorah, Iowa

Greening the Churches to host Community Sustainability Event

The gathering held at Baker Commons presents and celebrates the work of the summer Greening the Churches interns, including “Cultivating Hope: A Greening Churches Guide” written by Mabry and Holmberg. The resource and event are intended to equip members of local congregations with tools to “green the church” and foster a community-wide discussion on sustainability issues

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Luther College solar energy field nears completion.

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Luther College $1.2 million Solar Energy Field Nears Completion

July 3, 2012 

Luther College's new $1.2 million solar energy field is nearing completion says Steven Peters, president of Dragonfly Solar, the company constructing the array of solar panels which will be the largest single solar energy production facility in the state of Iowa when it goes online in early July.

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Guide to 322 Green Colleges

Luther College featured in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges"

Luther College is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The well-known education services company selected [school name] for inclusion in the just-released second annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition."

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Luther College sets goals for achieving carbon neutrality by 2030

June 13, 2012

Luther College Regents have endorsed a timetable for the college to achieve a carbon neutral campus and have authorized President Richard Torgerson to plan and pursue sustainable methods of operation and energy conservation initiatives that will take the college to its zero carbon footprint goal.

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Why We Love Decorah, Iowa

Why does Luther Sustainability love Decorah, Iowa? Because it is a welcoming place for sustainable ideas. The city has its own sustainability initiatives-view their strategic plan. Check out a few here and see how you can get involved.

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Trash to Treasure

Sustainability will be collecting items for Trash to Treasure starting May 12th (reading day).  Collection locations are posted on the sustainability website.  Trash to Treasure will be held in the red barn Friday, May 18th from 7-10am, and 4-6 pm, Monday, May 21 from 7am-4pm, and Tuesday, May 22 from 7-10am.

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