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Luther College's sustainability receives STARS silver rating

A national assessment shows Luther College has made significant gains in sustainability performance over the past three years. This spring Luther submitted information on the college's efforts to STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System), a program run by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Luther received a STARS silver rating of 62.47, which shows improvement from the 47.51 rating the college earned in 2014.

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Luther College reduces campus-wide spraying

In an effort to be more sustainable, Luther College has reduced campus-wide spraying to an annual herbicide-spraying application. This spring, the college will instead spot spray in limited areas as dictated by need.

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Luther's Cafeteria to Community program celebrates three-year anniversary

This November marks the third anniversary of the Luther College Cafeteria to Community Program, a partnership of the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, Dining Services and the First Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Over the past three years, more than 30,000 pounds of food have been packaged and shared with Northeast Iowans through this program.

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