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, building a solar hot water collection system for our 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
Goshen College has been honored for the third consecutive year with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
On March 24-25, 2017, the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (CSCS) held its first spring consultation at Goshen College, bringing together more than 25 participants, including the center’s leadership team and oversight board as well as administrators and faculty members from Goshen College, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and other MCUSA institutions and organizations.
The flavors of spring met environmental awareness at Goshen College Tuesday afternoon as students took part in Pollination Day, a time to reflect on and celebrate the importance of bees and other pollinators in the world’s food systems.
The day celebrates the important role bees and pollinators play in our agricultural system.
In the United States, 40 percent of the food we produce isn’t eaten. Ben Hartman is trying to put a dent in that figure.