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
The Farmerama podcast talks to John Mischler, Merry Lea’s Director of Agroecology, and Ellie Schertz, the Assistant Farm Manager, as well as two students who’ve chosen to return to Merry Lea and volunteer for another summer (begins at 21:30).
Aly Munger, a 2017 graduate of Merry Lea’s master’s in environmental education program, is “eco-art educator" at Artist’s Boat, Galveston, Texas. She came to Merry Lea with a bachelor’s degree in art, hoping to integrate her background with her love of beautiful landscapes.
Goshen College received the 2018 Partners for Clean Air award from the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) at their annual awards luncheon on April 25, 2018.
On March 27th, in the Umble Center, a year’s worth of work for a team of over fifteen students will culminate in the premiere of their documentary, “Deep Dive: A Midwestern Legacy in the Florida Keys."
With a series of new programs taking shape, The Center for Climate Change Solutions hosted its first board of reference meeting March 9-10 at Eastern Mennonite University.