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.
Hoosiers are blessed with a silent, unsung resource: abundant groundwater. This legacy is a 10,000 year-old gift from the glaciers that once covered Northern Indiana. But how vulnerable is our groundwater to contamination? Are we using our groundwater wisely or abusing it?
“Launch” is an apt word for the beginning of the Sustainability Semester in Residence (SSR), a new undergraduate program at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake, Ind. Students begin the semester with a weeklong exploration of the Elkhart River Watershed, traveling by canoe when possible.
“Learning from Long Traditions” is the theme of the Annual Autumn Hope Conference at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College Sept. 28-30, 2012. This faith-based event is a blend of time outdoors, reflection, conversation and worship. This year’s theme will explore the relationship between people and land in diverse times and places.
I am a farmer. A Christian farmer. A low-input, sustainable, Christian farmer. I believe that our work is to create the new Eden—an Eden that is interdependent and sustainable in ways that the most radical hippies and permaculturists never imagined. And I believe I am being called to this vocation, to these beliefs.