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
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.
Ben Hartman '01, author of "The Lean Farm," has begun giving lectures on his techniques and is developing a following among small farmers.
The Elkhart County Food Council hopes to continue the conversation on food access, education and production.
Reena Ramos '18 worked as a land management intern for ACRES Land Trust, working with a botanist to inventory plants in Spring Lake woods and bog near Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
A group of 45 students from four colleges gathered Feb. 18-19 at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College for the fourth annual Sustainability Summit.