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 →

The 2019 ELCA Advocacy Convening (April 29 – May 1)  gathered over 100 lay and rostered  leaders to be trained as advocates. The theme: “Prepared to Care: Our Advocacy in Light of Disasters Intensified by Climate Change.” Below are some highlights as I, Phoebe Morad, experienced them. Thanks to thoseRead More →

“The College is pleased to offer this new partnership with LANTA which will provide free, convenient and environmentally-friendly transportation for our students, faculty and staff,” said Muhlenberg College President John Williams. “This service will make it easier for our students to connect more extensively with the Allentown community as well asRead More →

During February and March, Wartburg College is joining over 600 other schools in the RecycleMania program, a competition to decrease landfilled solid waste. Wartburg won $2,500 in 2012 by improving upon paper recycling the most from the competition. During these months, Wartburg will be tracking their waste going to theRead More →

This past January, 22 Luther College students along with two professors traveled to Germany and the United Kingdom to learn about the energy transition in these countries from fossil fuels to renewable sources. Led by professors Jim Martin-Schramm and Soren Steding, the class visited and toured many sites including aRead More →

This fall major updates were made to Concordia College’s EcoHouse, a four-person campus residence for students who want to live more sustainably. The home’s aged heating system received an update through the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system. The project commenced in August 2018 and was operational byRead More →

G.E.C.O. is the Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization, a student organization to promote sustainability on the campus of Gettysburg College. Founded in 1994, the group has been active since, currently with about 15 active members. Co-president Samantha Pfeffer says that “students participate because they are interested in what GECO does.  WeRead More →

California Lutheran University hosted a free clothing swap in conjunction with an art exhibit that examined the harmful effects of fast fashion. People could drop off lightly used clothes they no longer want and pick up apparel that others had donated. The event tied into “Garment Girl,” an exhibit byRead More →