Youth

Care for Creation work is meant to especially serve youth as they are the ones inheriting this common home. These are some projects, stories, and resources that could be of special interest for young people and those who serve them.  Please send us your input so we can help celebrate successes and grow from each other’s experiences.

Augsburg Awarded $475,000 to Help Infuse Sustainability Into All Facets of College Life (2017)

Augsburg Awarded $475,000 to Help Infuse Sustainability Into All Facets of College Life (2017)

In 2017, Augsburg University launched initiatives to build capacity for integrating environmental sustainability across all curricular, co-curricular, and operational aspects ...
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Cal Lutheran hosts a talk to explore food, climate change link

Cal Lutheran hosts a talk to explore food, climate change link

On Thursday, March 31st, California Lutheran University plans to host a talk to explore the link between food and climate ...
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Capital University Utilizes "Green Thread" Environmental Sustainability Platform

Capital University Utilizes “Green Thread” Environmental Sustainability Platform

Through Green Thread, Capital University's environmental sustainability platform, innovative and efficient solutions are brought to life. Green Thread helps employees ...
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Concordia College in Moorhead Hosts Successful Community Tree Planting Event (2017)

Concordia College in Moorhead Hosts Successful Community Tree Planting Event (2017)

A recent community tree planting event was a huge success. More than 60 students, faculty, and staff helped plant trees ...
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St. Olaf Natural Lands Play an Important Role in Conservation Efforts for Native Species

St. Olaf Natural Lands Play an Important Role in Conservation Efforts for Native Species

A story in the Star Tribune newspaper highlights how St. Olaf College's 350 acres of natural lands not only serve ...
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Cal Lutheran Student "Die-In" Advocated Climate Action (2015)

Cal Lutheran Student “Die-In” Advocated Climate Action (2015)

California Lutheran University students will hold a die-in, which involves people lying down together in public to simulate their deaths, ...
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Featured School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Featured School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College has been pursuing sustainable decision making for over three decades. As the world's environmental issues grow more and ...
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Several ELCA Colleges Named in the Sierra Club's Top "Cool Schools" List (2017)

Several ELCA Colleges Named in the Sierra Club’s Top “Cool Schools” List (2017)

Muhlenberg College, Luther College, Wartburg College, Wittenberg College, and Pacific Lutheran University were all recently included in the Sierra Club's ...
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Carthage College Strives to Practice Sustainability by Using Environmentally Friendly Building Materials

Carthage College Strives to Practice Sustainability by Using Environmentally Friendly Building Materials

Carthage College practices sustainability by choosing to renovate and build with sustainable building materials. Carthage installs bamboo flooring instead of ...
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Thiel College Hosts Their Annual "Earth Week"

Thiel College Hosts Their Annual “Earth Week”

Every year, during the week of Earth Day, Thiel College hosts their "Earth Week". Students have the opportunity to participate ...
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Pacific Lutheran University: The Fred L. Tobiason Outdoor Learning Center - A Habitat Restoration Project

Pacific Lutheran University: The Fred L. Tobiason Outdoor Learning Center – A Habitat Restoration Project

The Habitat Restoration Project is a student-led project that seeks to restore habitat south of the University Center and on ...
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Gettysburg College Offers Nationally Recognized Recycling Program

Gettysburg College Offers Nationally Recognized Recycling Program

Gettysburg College has been home to successful recycling programs since the early 1980s. Since then, the College has won national ...
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Wartburg College Offers Graduating Seniors the Opportunity to Make a Sustainability Graduation Pledge

Wartburg College Offers Graduating Seniors the Opportunity to Make a Sustainability Graduation Pledge

Wartburg College offers their graduating senior students the opportunity to sign a sustainability pledge. This is a pledge that Wartburg ...
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Roanoke has new living space for eco-minded students

Roanoke has new living space for eco-minded students

Roanoke College has a new housing community for students who are interested in saving the environment and have a passion ...
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Roanoke College Begins to Pursue New Campus Garden Plans (2016)

Roanoke College Begins to Pursue New Campus Garden Plans (2016)

The Roanoke College Garden Club recently relocated the campus garden to a location that is in a more central place ...
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Wittenberg College Offers a Series of Global Education Events with a Sustainability Focus (2016)

Wittenberg College Offers a Series of Global Education Events with a Sustainability Focus (2016)

Wittenberg College has hosted a series of speakers for students, faculty, staff, and the community of Sprigfield to attend this ...
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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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Augsburg College Offers Course Titled: The Calculus of Sustainability (2012)

Augsburg College Offers Course Titled: The Calculus of Sustainability (2012)

Augsburg College has found a way to combine mathematics and sustainability education! In "The Calculus of Sustainability" students spend the ...
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Muhlenberg's Green Team Promotes Smart Recycling Practices

Muhlenberg’s Green Team Promotes Smart Recycling Practices

At the beginning of each school year, Muhlenberg Green Team members reach out to all students during move-in to collect ...
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Concordia Moorhead Creates Interactive Sustainability Map

Concordia Moorhead Creates Interactive Sustainability Map

Concordia Moorhead has created an interactive map which shows sustainability-related initiatives and features that are found throughout the Concordia Moorhead ...
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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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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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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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Capital University Practices Sustainable Printing

Capital University Practices Sustainable Printing

Capital University is practicing sustainability by reducing their amount of paper waste. That's why they started the Going Green Print ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Young Leaders Emerging from Central States Group

Young Leaders Emerging from Central States Group

The Central States Synod Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) Mission Table is made up of volunteers from across the Synod who ...
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