Goshen College has been recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability among small liberal arts colleges.
We are a community of scholars committed to working for restorative and hope-filled solutions to our world’s sustainability challenges. We are looking for students who share our passion for restoring right relationships with each other and creation. We hope you join us.
NEW: Majors in environmental & marine science, sustainability management, sustainability studies and sustainable food systems! Goshen College offers a variety of hands-on opportunities to learn about sustainability. Also, check out our Sustainability Leadership Semester, Agroecology Summer Intensive, master’s program and more!
In recent years we have taken numerous steps to reduce our carbon footprint: converting 20 percent of lawn space to native plants and prairie restoration, adding a huge solar array to the roof of the Recreation-Fitness Center, and purchasing 100 percent of campus electricity from renewable sources. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
At Goshen College, students have initiated all sorts of green projects on campus. Join our environmental club, EcoPax, volunteer with our student-led composting program, plants trees on campus, research with the Algae Town project, oversee controlled burns of the campus’s native prairies, and much more!
News & Features
Although the ethics around eating meat can be polarized, experiencing how our food comes to us—and the processes and relationships around it—can help us understand our places, others and ourselves.
You can find AJ Delgadillo selling the soil from his composting business at the Goshen Farmers Market.
AJ. Delgadillo '17 began worm composting and found it to be such a rewarding process that he’s taken it on as a means to help others maintain sustainable disposal of their own household food waste.
Luke Gascho is a professor in the Sustainability and Environmental Affairs Education Department at Goshen College and the executive director of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.
Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley '97 is Goshen's city forester, working at revitalizing Goshen’s urban forest with a tree canopy assessment, tree plantings and maintenance coordination. Leah Thill '12 is the senior environmental planner with the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG).