Leadership and Outreach

Attendees listening to a speaker at a solar air heating workshop hosted by Luther College.

Building Learning Communities

The Center for Sustainable Communities works to build learning communities among food and nutrition staff at K-12 schools, hospitals, care centers, colleges and universities. We host workshops, meetings, and training sessions on a regular basis. Contact us if you are interested in learning more.

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School Wellness

Luther College coordinates education and outreach to school wellness teams and supervises the AmeriCorps and FoodCorps members for the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. Luther's outreach focuses on policy, system, and environmental changes that support  a sustainable, healthy choices and lifestyles, such as growing and using healthy, local foods and offering opportunities for active transportation.

Camps and Programs

Discovery Camps

Discovery Camps are week-long environmental education programs providing hands-on learning experiences in the out-of-doors that are fun, engaging, and full of discoveries!

Sustainability Leadership in Each Building

A network of employees--at least one in every building--is helping to make sustainability more accessible to you. The employees below, both faculty and staff, can help you with answers to your questions about waste, energy, inclusivity and community. They also will be helping to notice problems or sustainability opportunities within their building.

Building Team Member
Center for the Arts Joe Madrigal
Jane Hawley
Center for Faith and Life Kristen Underwood
Facilities Pam Ihns
Jenson-Noble Andi Beckendorf
Koren Hall Jennifer Olufsen
Loyalty Hall Jeanie Lovell
Main Paul Hemenway
Ann Casper
Faculty TBD
Olin Building Philip Iversen
Erin Ryan
Preus Library Alejandra Cruz
Emily Mineart
Regents Center Abby Specht
Sampson-Hoffland Laboratories Michelle Einck
Union Steph Tomlin
Julie Strom
Valders Hall of Science Chris Frantsvog




Caf to Community

Volunteer Opportunity!

Help us package leftover cafeteria food for a local food pantry! Learn more...