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All press releases related to sustainability at Luther.

  • Jon Jensen

    Luther's Jon Jensen named to AASHE Board of Directors

    January 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Jan. 24, 2012

    Jon Jensen, Luther College professor of philosophy and environmental studies, has been named to the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.  Read more...

  • 2012 Climate Leadership Award Finalist Logo

    Luther College named finalist in 2012 Climate Leadership Awards

    December 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Dec. 21, 2011

    Luther College has been named a finalist in the 2012 Climate Leadership Awards program.  Read more...

  • Luther Gardens produce

    Luther Gardens increase production

    December 20, 2011 at 11:37 am

    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.  Read more...

  • Kristi Holmberg

    Luther senior Holmberg selected for Youth Eco-Justice Program

    November 23, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Nov. 23, 2011

    Kristi Holmberg, a Luther College senior from North Mankato, Minn., has been selected to take part in the Youth for Eco-Justice program to be held Nov. 26-Dec. 10 in Durban, South Africa.  Read more...

  • Luther College Wind Turbine

    Wind Turbine update

    October 26, 2011 at 11:04 am

    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.  Read more...

  • Luther receives silver rating from STARS program

    Luther receives silver rating from STARS sustainability program

    October 3, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Oct. 3, 2011

    Luther College has received a silver rating in recognition of sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) through the STARS program.  Read more...

  • Vestas wind turbine

    Major components of Luther wind turbine to arrive Sept. 12

    September 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Sept. 8, 2011 

    Luther College's wind turbine construction project is nearing completion. General Electric will deliver the major components of Luther's 1.6-megawatt wind turbine during the week of Sept. 12.  Read more...

  • (Left to Right): Giles Teslow, Elsa McCargar, Alex Olson and Bekky Willis assisted in the construction of the new hoop house at Luther Gardens.

    Sustainability constructs hoop house for college gardens

    May 12, 2011 at 8:22 am

    May 12, 2011 

    Luther College has constructed an 8-by-25-foot hoop house on the grounds of the college gardens on Pole Line Road, a project that will impact garden production and serve as a tool for teaching students about seasonal extension of garden operations.  Read more...

  • Luther Gardens

    Sustainability to offer gardening classes for area residents

    April 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

    April 21, 2011      

    Luther College Sustainability, in collaboration with the Pepperfield Project, will offer a series of three gardening classes for Decorah area residents: "Gardening 101," Saturday, April 30; "Planning a Fall Garden," Saturday, June 18; and "Extending the Season," Saturday, Aug. 6.  Read more...

  • Tina Yates

    Sustainability challenges community to 'Veg Yourself Pledge'

    April 21, 2011 at 10:41 am

    April 21, 2011 

    Luther College Sustainability is challenging people to participate in "The Veg Yourself Pledge," a project to join Luther students, faculty and staff in a pledge to eat vegetarian at least once a week until the end of the college's spring semester, May 22.  Read more...

  • Ken Finch

    Environmental educator Ken Finch to speak April 12 at Luther

    April 7, 2011 at 8:32 am

    April  7, 2011 

    Environmental educator Ken Finch will present "Restoring the Nature of Childhood" Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m., in  Valders Hall of Science room 362.  Read more...

  • Janne Flisrand (Minnesota Public Radio photo)

    Alumna Janne Kimberly Flisrand '94 to lecture on 'Luxury of Limited Means' April 12

    March 28, 2011 at 10:46 am

    March 28, 2011 

    Janne Kimberly Flisrand, a 1994 Luther College graduate, will present the lecture "The Luxury of Limited Means: The Freedom to Choose Your Own Route" Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life recital hall.  Read more...