Goshen College is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. The Princeton Review chose the schools for the sixth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2014 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.
The Goshen College Communication Department and FiveCore Media recently released two documentaries on the work of Foods Resource Bank (FRB) and its partners in Kenya: “Sunset to Sunrise: Sustainable Living in Ndeiya” and “Culture and Community: The Maasai Shift to Settled Life.”
As Goshen College’s carbon footprint continues to shrink, its reputation as a leader in sustainable colleges is growing. GC was recently named to Sierra Magazine’s eighth annual list of “Cool Schools,” a ranking of America’s greenest colleges.
Gretchen Geyer, a senior social work major from Parnell, Iowa, came up with the idea a year ago in a social work class. Her efforts to make the Goshen College campus an “idle free” zone were realized last week.
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.
Maria Jantz, a Goshen College sophomore physics/pre-engineering and interdisciplinary double major from North Newton, Kan., was selected as one of 20 college students from across the country who will serve as delegates at a meeting of rising young leaders in the sustainable energy sector.
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.
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.