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!
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Christy Miller Hesed '07 most recently directed a research project that engaged rural churches and government agencies to promote coastal resilience to climate change on the Chesapeake Bay.
From food council research to on-the-ground food asset mapping, Goshen College students are teaming up with ECFC to promote healthier, sustainable food for everyone in the community.
Luke Gascho, former director of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, is the recipient of the 2019 Howard Michaud Award from the Environmental Education Association of Indiana.
Luke Vance, a junior sustainability studies major from Boise, Idaho, provides reflections on the eight-day, hundred-plus mile canoe experience with Goshen College's Sustainability Leadership Semester.
Espri '01 and Darren '02 Bender-Beauregard built a straw-bale house 10 years ago, and they’ve built a life centered around homesteading and sustainable living with their daughters.