Sustainability in the News

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Bluestem Institute presentation April 29 at Luther College

Directors and performers of Luther College's "Body of Water" project are thrilled to welcome their collaborators, the Bluestem Institute, to Decorah on Friday, April 29. The Bluestem Institute is a unique educational program at Ames High School where students perform a year-long service-learning project while receiving credits in English, environmental science, government and sociology.

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Luther to host 'Solar for Non-Taxable Entities' workshop Nov. 18

Earth Day dedication of newest solar array

On Earth Day, Luther College will celebrate the most recent addition to its solar capacity with a dedication ceremony for the three solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays, capable of producing 820 kW of electricity.

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Joe Madrigal

Ceramics program home to sustainable improvements

Joseph Madrigal, Assistant Professor of Art, has been making many sustainable improvements to the ceramics department, making their processes more cost and labor efficient, as well as reducing their carbon footprint.

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Center for Sustainability

Leadership for Community Health Improvement regional workshop announced for summer 2016

Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, in partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, announced plans to host community leaders from throughout the Midwest with an interactive three-day workshop, Leadership for Community Health Improvement. The goal of the program is to share best practices in community health innovation to bring about improvement initiatives to enhance the health and wellness of local communities.

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Go Solar! Workshop

Now is the time to go solar! If you've been thinking of installing solar on your home, business, or farm, attend the Go Solar! Workshop hosted by the Winneshiek Energy District, the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, and other NEIA partners.

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Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities welcomes new volunteer corps members

Luther College’s Center for Sustainable Communities welcomes seven new AmeriCorps and FoodCorps members: Elin Amundson, Andrew Blair, Maria Marton, Cassie Panther, Amber Seitz, Molly Schintler and Rebekah Schulz. This dedicated and diverse group of individuals volunteer for a year of service with the common goal of helping to create a just and vibrant local food system and build active local communities.

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