RA Resources

Creating sustainability bulletin boards are a fabulous way to convey earth-friendly information to residents.

Most students find the need to pick things up from Walmart or the Co-op, and carpooling is an option. There are shuttles frequently available for student shopping needs.

In an effort to help RAs connect students to sustainability and the community, the Center for Sustainable Communities has composed a list of possible programs.

Apply for funds to support your sustainability programming.

Wind turbine

Anytime Program Options

  • Thrift Store Shopping — Depot, Goodwill
  • Contra-dancing — Highlandville or down at the Fairgrounds
  • Sustainability Scavenger Hunt
  • Recycling Center Tour                        
  • Winneshiek County Landfill TourNew carrots at G It's Fresh Farm
  • Help with Caf to Community

Program Ideas by Month

 September

  • Seed Savers
  • Wind Turbine Tour
  • Farmers Market  (Wednesdays 3-6pm, Saturdays 8-11am)Seed Savers Logo
  • Luther Gardens Tour
  • WW Homestead Tour (farm that supplies food to Luther)

October

  • Clothing Swap/Donation
  • Fall Fling
  • Apple Picking at Seed Savers 
  • Cider Pressing at a Local Farm

November

  • Oneota CoopOneota Co-op Tour
  • Natural Air Freshener Making (with seasonal scents)
  • No Shave/Save Water contest

December

  • Re-Gifting ExchangeCafeteria to Community
  • Cooking Classes
  • Holiday on a Budget  

January

  • Movie Night (Food Inc, Fresh, King Corn, Who Killed the Electric Car, Supersize Me, The Lorax, etc.)
  • Homemade Sugar Scrubs
  • Energy Saving Competition
Snowshoeing

February

  • Snowshoeing
  • CAF to Community Service Project

March

  • Oneota Film Festival
  • Sustainability House Tour
  • Solar Panels Tour
  • Seed Savers Service Project
    Luther is partially powered by a solar panel farm just North of the school.
    Luther is partially powered by a solar panel farm just North of the school.

April

  • Earth Day Celebration
  • Thrift Shopping
  • Flower Planting
  • Spring Fling
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
    Sunflowers grace the entrance.
    Sunflowers grace the entrance.