Goshen College recently earned a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report, which recognizes colleges and universities for their commitment to sustainable practices on campus.
During a chilly November weekend, 45 student leaders from eight colleges and universities gathered for a sustainability summit at Goshen College’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. The goal of the sustainability summit was to bring students from area institutions together to learn, network and brainstorm ways to make their home campuses more sustainable. This year’s focus was on food.
Trackside Community Garden, named for the proximity of the railroad tracks that run alongside it, was established in Goshen this summer with funds from the 2013 graduating class gift. The garden is located on Ninth Street between College and Waverly avenues.
Let’s be like our children … not wanting to get rid of the fun entertainment in life but find solutions to take care of our Earth as we take care of ourselves!
Goshen College President Jim Brenneman announced today that the college has taken the major step to begin voluntarily purchasing all of its electricity from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.
Currently Indiana’s electricity is created primarily from coal. According to the National Mining Association, coal provides 95.2 percent of Indiana’s electricity. One of Sierra Club’s goals is to end our dependence on coal. Why?
A month ago I caught Bell’s Palsy. It’s an ailment that makes a side of your face go paralyzed. So for me I couldn’t close my eye so I had to tape it shut at night. My mouth couldn’t cup my morning caffeine, so I had to drink coffee through a straw!
Award-winning journalist and educator Simran Sethi will present a Goshen College Yoder Public Affairs Lecture on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
On a typical weekday during the semester, about 75 to 100 pounds of food waste is produced in the college’s dining hall. Because of student commitment and ingenuity, that waste is now turned into compost, which is used as a natural fertilizer in a small garden, eventually producing vegetables and herbs for meals to be served to students.
I know some of you still don’t believe that climate change is not happening AND I know you cannot pinpoint climate change as the villain of all and that is the reason why people deny it. But I don’t understand that people cannot believe that there isn’t any sort of change happening.