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 →

Here’s a bright Idea… projectors that use lasers, not lightbulbs! Carthage College recently switched to Panasonic’s SOLID SHINE series of overhead projectors.  In place of a lightbulb, there is a LED-based laser as the light source. The design is eco-conscious with no lead, mercury, or halogenated flame-retarding materials throughout anyRead More →

This fall, Wagner College will begin offering a new major in Environmental Studies, building on the strength of its existing minor in Environmental Studies. “We have a number of students interested in serving others and making the world a better place,” explained Celeste Marie Gagnon, head of the Anthropology Department. “This majorRead More →

The PLU Community Garden is completely run by students with support from PLU staff. The Garden is dedicated to adding local, fresh produce to the Parkland community while providing a resource to experienced gardeners and those just beginning! The Garden donates a variety of fruits and vegetables to the nearbyRead More →

Care for creation is central to the mission of Valparaiso University. The Office of Sustainability builds awareness, understanding, and a culture of sustainability on Valparaiso University’s campus.  The recent Campus Conservation Competition featured a friendly competition between the residence halls to promote sustainability awareness about energy and water consumption.  The residenceRead More →

Capital University has established the Merl and Margaret Primmer Outdoor Learning Center.  The mission of the Center is to foster biological and related research experiences and to promote creative learning opportunities for the students, faculty, alumni, staff and friends of Capital University. The center, located in the Hocking Hills regionsRead More →

Augustana University’s sustainability committee has completed their first sustainability literacy survey for students. The committee’s goal was to establish a baseline in order to measure where Augustana students currently are in terms of sustainability. Out of the 1,160 on-campus students sent the Spring 2018 survey, 500 responded, a 43% responseRead More →

The Upper Mississippi Center (UMC) at Augustana College mobilizes faculty and students to help communities solve social, economic, and environmental challenges. Communities sometimes lack the resources to develop and implement innovative solutions to sustainability challenges. Augustana students and faculty have the skills and knowledge but often lack real-world settings to putRead More →

Augsburg University has a “free” reuse table that is available to any student, staff, or faculty member in the Augsburg community. WHAT CAN BE DONATED? Any individual can bring items that are reusable and place them on the table; there is no need to check in with anyone. Items canRead More →