Promoting Sustainability and Serving as a Catalyst for Change
Luther College’s Center for Sustainable Communities focuses on four aspects of sustainability. Energy and climate, food and wellness, education and outreach, and land stewardship. Our mission is to be a catalyst for sustainable change.
We envision a prosperous, equitable, and ecologically healthy world. Luther strives to bring about that world while providing unique opportunities for students. We’ll give you the skills and abilities to meet sustainability challenges.
We're On Track to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2030
Luther College has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 72% since its baseline was established in 2003. Achieving this milestone puts the college on track to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
Caf to Community
The goal of Luther’s Cafeteria to Community Program is to ensure that good food makes it onto the plates of those who need it. Since the project began in 2013, nearly 80,000 pounds of food have been packaged and donated to local food pantries.
CSA Share Program
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Luther offers a CSA Reimbursement Program for faculty and staff who are working 0.75 FTE or greater.