Sustainability in the News

Luther gives Loras College sustainability tour

Nov. 8, 2010

Luther College shared its sustainability initiatives in October when it hosted a tour for nine students, faculty and coordinators from Loras College and the Dubuque area who are facilitating their community's green programs. 

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President Richard L. Torgerson, Ph.D.

Luther President Torgerson named to Climate Commitment steering committee

Nov. 2, 2010

Luther College President Richard Torgerson has been elected to the 2011 steering committee of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. President Torgerson was one of 17 college presidents and chancellors confirmed Oct. 13 as members of the steering committee at the ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit in Denver. 

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College implements office supplies reuse station

Oct. 15, 2010

From staplers to scissors and pens to paper clips, the Luther College Office Supplies Reuse Station provides Luther students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to sustainably dispose of and acquire office and school supplies.

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College recycles with new Reuse Sales

Oct. 11, 2010

Luther College is looking to reduce, reuse and recycle year round with the Luther Reuse Sales. A replacement for the annual Luther College auction, the Luther Reuse Sales will offer a variety of items no longer used by the college.

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Canoe outing

Sustainablity program offers canoe outings

Oct. 8, 2010

Luther College Sustainability, in partnership with Luther's Backyard Wilderness Pursuits program, is coordinating twice-weekly canoe outings on the Upper Iowa River for all Luther students.

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Luther's Natural Areas Walking Trail

Walking Trail Completed, Open to Public

Sept. 8, 2010

The Luther College Natural Areas Walking Trail, a five-mile hiking trail that traverses many of the restored native landscapes on Luther's 800-acre campus, has been completed and is open to the public.

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Local foods dinner tour

Eight Luther students participate in eight-hour local foods tour/dinner

May 19, 2010

The best college education experiences do not always involve computers, books and classrooms. For most Luther College students, Sunday afternoon is a time reserved for homework, papers and studying. But, on Sunday, May 9, eight Luther students spent an afternoon participating in a local foods tour and dinner party hosted by Jason Skarin, a member of the Luther dining services staff.

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