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.
Whether you want to major in environmental science or just take a few courses in the great outdoors, Goshen College offers a variety of hands-on opportunities to learn about sustainability. Learn about 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
Students and faculty at Goshen College took Earth Day one step further, creating meals for their 3rd Annual Dandelion Day.
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.
Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College will host an open house for its Sustainable Farm on Friday, April 10, 4 p.m. until dark, providing the public a chance to see the property and learn about its programs.
Krista and Tim Showalter Ehst, both 2008 GC grads, have begun Peace Farm, a new voluntary service program born out of a collaborative effort between Quakers and Mennonites in Pennsylvania. This six-month apprenticeship brings together the practical work of farming and an exploration of connections between peace, food justice and faith.
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."
Utilities Manager/Sustainability Coordinator
Office: (574) 535-7300