Sustainability in the News

Luther named winner of Second Nature Climate Leadership Award

Luther College receives Second Nature Climate Leadership Award

May 2, 2012

Luther College has been selected to receive a 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award, recognizing Luther as one of the nation's leading colleges and universities with regard to reducing greenhouse gas emissions on campus and integrating this goal with the college's educational mission.

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Luther furthers commitment to local food through meat purchases

April 16, 2012

In a reflection of Luther College's commitment to sustainable food and local producers, Luther is pleased to announce that 100 percent of burgers served on campus are made with beef from Grass Run Farms, a locally owned business that works with farmers in the region to raise antibiotic-free, pasture-based beef. 

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Luther sustainability efforts receive foundation support

Feb. 16, 2012     

Luther College will implement several new sustainability initiatives thanks to a generous grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. The MAC Foundation awarded $383,612 to Luther to support efforts in environmental education and sustainability on campus.

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Luther Gardens produce

Luther Gardens increase production

Dec. 20, 2011                       

Luther Gardens produced 75 percent more produce in 2011 than during the previous growing season, reports the Luther environmental studies program.  The four garden operations in the Luther Gardens project provided a significant increase in the locally grown foods prepared and served by Luther Dining Services.

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Luther College Wind Turbine

Wind Turbine update

Oct. 26, 2011

Luther shut down power the morning of Oct. 25 to connect the underground electrical cable from the wind turbine to the campus electrical substation. General Electric is expected to test and commission the turbine this week. The college is on track to begin commercial operation by Nov. 1.

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