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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.

Luther announces ACUPCC Climate Action Plan

Dec. 1, 2009

Luther College joined colleges and universities across the nation that announced their Climate Action Plans on Sept. 15. The plans developed by the educational institutions, which are all signatories of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), contain the specific steps the schools are taking to reach climate neutrality by drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions and long-term operational costs.

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Oneota Film Festival

Luther College to host first Oneota Film Festival Jan. 22-23

Nov. 2, 2009

Luther College will be the site of the first Oneota Film Festival, Jan. 22-23, as the college hosts the showing of several nationally and internationally acclaimed sustainability-themed films as the focal point of a community discussion of local sustainability issues including food, energy, economies and life choices.

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Sampson Hoffland Laboratories

Sampson Hoffland Laboratories awarded prestigious LEED gold certification

Oct. 1, 2009

Luther College has received a gold certification from the internationally recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification system in recognition of the environmentally friendly design and construction features incorporated in the college’s recently completed Sampson Hoffland Laboratories project.

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Vestas wind turbine

USDA's REAP program awards Luther grant, loan for wind turbine project

Sept. 28, 2009

Tom Vilsack, U.S. Agriculture Secretary, has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program will award Luther College Wind Energy Project, LLC, a $500,000 grant and a $1,302,385 loan to fund the installation of a 1.65 MW wind turbine that is expected to generate about one-third of the electrical energy consumed by the college each year.

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