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
Alex Caskey '10 is a graduate student at Tufts University who is spending his summer working with Champlain Valley farmers to figure out how agriculture and wildlife can coexist.
Students in Merry Lea’s Agroecology Summer Intensive (ASI) presented projects on topics such as composting, weed management and pastured chickens in a public forum open to community members.
Sixteen Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars research program this summer.
Daryl, Beth, and Nicki Morgan and Katie Hochstedler '05 run HartBeet farm. The family grows produce and harvests wild plants for the Lake St. Louis Farmers Market.
Eleven juniors and seniors from area high schools recently participated in the week-long Conservation Leadership School (CLS) at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Goshen College’s 1,189-acre nature sanctuary in Wolf Lake, Indiana.