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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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Luther to cohost Energy Extravaganza Oct. 24 and 26

Winneshiek County is leading Iowa with the most residential solar installed in the state. Learn how solar power and energy efficiency can benefit local residents financially and strengthen the community during the second annual Decorah Energy Extravaganza, hosted by Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities and the Winneshiek Energy District. The Extravaganza kicks-off with a residential open house Saturday, Oct. 24, showcasing more than 10 efficient and solar-powered homes open for visitors from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit for a map and description of sites.

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