Below are some ideas to combine your faith-fueled passion for Creation Care while learning about science and helping the wider community: Growing Green Hearts is science education to play, learn, and love nature.  See examples here: Connecting the Drops Youth for Monarchs – https://www.youthformonarchs.org/ Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science andRead More →

Geothermal Comes to the Battlefield By Delaney Schlake (M. Div Middler, Trinity Lutheran Seminary) 150 years ago, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (LTSG) figured prominently into the story of the Civil War. Pickett’s charge was inaugurated on Seminary Ridge, and the cupola of the seminary building itself served as aRead More →

Augustana University students gained the benefit of learning outside with the addition of a new outdoor classroom on campus. The classroom was finished in time for use by classes this past fall. An anonymous sustainability grant funded the project. David O’Hara, Augustana’s director of sustainability, led the project because of the benefits it canRead More →

Muhlenberg College Interim President Kathleen Harring was one of 18 signatories of a letter sent in November to the Pennsylvania General Assembly urging lawmakers to enact market-based solutions aimed at reducing carbon pollution and increase in-state investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation. In a news release announcing the efforts, HarringRead More →

Last year, a student group at St. Olaf took action to push the school to divest from fossil fuel companies.  Here is a portion of the article from the Manitou Messenger. The Climate Justice Collective (CJC) is a new student group dedicated to increasing awareness about climate issues and pushing St.Read More →

Big Hill Farm is a student-managed farm that values local food production and sustainable agricultural practices. Each summer, student leaders hire new student interns to plant, grow, harvest, experiment with new techniques, and oversee the management of the farm. Upon harvest, students bring food from Big Hill Farm to theRead More →

Human activities are profoundly changing natural communities across landscapes at rapid and accelerating rates. Sustainability research through the Geography and Earth Science Department’s Dendroecology Research Lab at Carthage College is helping to predict the fate of these ecosystems, particularly in the face of novel disturbance regimes and a changing climate. Biogeographic researchRead More →

The plant giveaway at Luther College is sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Communities and Luther College Wellness.  The event is made possible through the hard work of Luther College Facilities staff who cultivate and love these plants. This event is a great opportunity for students to build their collection ofRead More →

Muhlenberg College has been recognized as a top performer in the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, receiving a score of 100 percent for best practices in the area of water conservation. The College tied for the fourth spot among all higher education institutions nationally for water conservation and reuse, as well as effectiveRead More →