Sustainability in the News

Annual Plant Giveaway

The Center for Sustainable Communities and Luther College Grounds Crew are hosting a Plant Giveaway on Thursday, September 25th.

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Food, Faith, and Climate Workshop

Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Communities, invites you to take part in the Decorah Food, Faith, and Climate Workshop, which will take place on September 27, 2014.

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Luther's green roof

Luther's green roof continues to thrive

After nearly a year of growth, the green roof installed on Luther College's Sampson-Hoffland Laboratories is alive and kicking. Surviving through a harsh, record-breaking winter, the roof has already proved the hardiness of its plants and will continue to show its ecological and social advantages in the years to come.

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Luther College begins pre-college environmental studies program

As one of the top green colleges in the nation, Luther College will host its first pre-college program for environmental studies July 27-Aug. 2. The program, a fantastic learning opportunity for high school students interested in the environment, will also feature a presentation by National Geographic Explorer.

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Luther College offers CSA reimbursement program

Luther College's Center for Sustainable Communities has partnered with local farmers to provide Luther faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and receive reimbursement for a portion of the share they choose to buy.

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Luther College offers CSA reimbursement program

Luther College's Center for Sustainable Community has partnered with local farmers to provide Luther faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and receive reimbursement for a portion of the share they choose to buy.

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Jim Martin-Schramm, Luther College professor of religion and interim director of the center for sustainable communities gives a tour of the solar field

Luther College hosts renewable energy tour

On June 21, the summer solstice-the day with the most hours of daylight in the year, Luther College will host a public tour of its renewable energy facilities. The tour is part of the "Solar Works for Iowa" campaign, which is promoting similar events in communities across the state to discuss the potential for solar energy to heat and power Iowans' homes, businesses and farms.  

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