The Sustainability Leadership Semester is offered every fall semester at the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, a 1,189-acre nature sanctuary (30 minutes southeast of the main campus near Wolf Lake, Indiana). The fully-accredited experience comprises 15 credits over five classes, and is open to upper-level students from any major and from any school.
A key element of Goshen College sustainability is the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, a 1200-acre preserve.
For the past several years, Goshen College has been a leader in the community in taking steps toward reducing its carbon footprint.
Goshen College has been honored with 2015 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
By invitation, Goshen College President Jim Brenneman is taking part in a higher education climate roundtable discussion at the White House today, as part of the American Campuses Act on Climate day of action.
Mikhail Fernandes spent last summer serving with Southern African Development and Reconstruction Agency (SADRA) through collaboration between Mission Network and Goshen College’s Summer Service Inquiry program.
Community members are invited to learn more about why the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm was named third best college farm in the country at a workshop Saturday, October 3, entitled, “Sustainable Agriculture at Goshen College,” in Newcomer Center Room 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is part of Goshen College’s homecoming weekend.
Goshen College’s Merry Lea Sustainable Farm is number three on a recent list of the “40 Best College Farms,” according to College Ranker.
Mike Tidwell, author and filmmaker who predicted in vivid detail the Hurricane Katrina disaster in his 2003 book “Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast,” will present the 2015 Yoder Public Affairs lecture at Goshen College on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Church-Chapel.
Ben Hartman ’01 has written a book about his farm’s lean processes called, “The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Maximize Efficiency, and Maximize Profits with Less Work.” It’s just out from Chelsea Green Publishing.