Education » Colleges/Universities

Greetings! My name is Jim Martin-Schramm. I serve the ELCA as a Professor of Religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. I have the honor of serving as the host for the “Colleges and Universities” section of the Lutherans Restoring Creation website. The purpose of this section is to share information about “care for creation” activities and sustainability initiatives that are taking place on our campuses.

If you would like your email to be added to our newsletter list, please send an email to lrccu@luther.edu. Please send us links to related campus websites, related worship resources, reports on campus sustainability projects, climate action plans, and other related news and resources for posting on the website and in the newsletter. Please send electronic media materials to lrccu@luther.edu. You can also reach us by phone at 563-387-2131. We look forward to the fruits of our collaboration and sharing!


Valparaiso University shares tips about how to reuse plastic bags!

Valparaiso University shares tips about how to reuse plastic bags!

When one ton of plastic bags is reused or recycled, the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil is saved! ...
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Kristina Johnson, Colleges and Universities Page Student Editor (past)

Kristina Johnson, Colleges and Universities Page Student Editor (past)

My name is Kristina Johnson. I am currently a student at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. As I have grown ...
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Wartburg College Offers A New Twist to the Common 3R's of Sustainable Living

Wartburg College Offers A New Twist to the Common 3R’s of Sustainable Living

The majority of people have probably heard of the 3R's of Sustainable Living:  Reduce, reuse, recycle. Wartburg College has added ...
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Sustainability in Action: Tips for Going Green from Texas Lutheran University

Sustainability in Action: Tips for Going Green from Texas Lutheran University

Buy local produce, and services whenever possible. Set up a recycling station in your kitchen Invest in mason jars. (Although ...
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Wagner College Offers a Unique City Studies Minor

Wagner College Offers a Unique City Studies Minor

In this minor, students study how transnational migration, public policy, labor issues, global finance, environmental sustainability, and the arts are ...
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Guide to Green Degrees and Careers

Guide to Green Degrees and Careers

With environmental issues gaining traction in the social consciousness, green careers are constantly growing in both popularity and availability. In ...
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Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois practices sustainability in Dining Services

Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois practices sustainability in Dining Services

Augustana College: Rock Island, Illinois is promoting sustainability via their sourcing and disposing of food. The college's "Farm2Fork" Program invests ...
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Numerous Schools Offer Students the Opportunity to Live in a Community Committed to Living More Sustainably

Numerous Schools Offer Students the Opportunity to Live in a Community Committed to Living More Sustainably

There are currently eight ELCA schools that seek to promote sustainable living in community by designating on-campus houses. Here is the ...
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Augsburg, Gettysburg, and Luther Colleges Strive to Reduce Food Waste While Helping the Community

Augsburg, Gettysburg, and Luther Colleges Strive to Reduce Food Waste While Helping the Community

Augsburg College and Gettysburg College are participants in The Campus Kitchens Project. As part of this project, volunteers from these two colleges use unused food ...
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Extended Growing Season at Concordia Moorhead (2015)

Extended Growing Season at Concordia Moorhead (2015)

Concordia has extended their growing season through the installation of a high tunnel, or hoop house, warmed by a solar ...
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