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
It may come as a shock to people that Goshen College has had an electric vehicle (EV) charging station for almost a year. On the north side of the Chairman Building at the college sits
This summer, 18 Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program.
The marine biology blog highlights the adventures of 18 students who are in the Florida Keys for the 2015 Marine Biology course. Follow our blog as we explore the sea!
Students and faculty at Goshen College took Earth Day one step further, creating meals for their 3rd Annual Dandelion Day.
Take a hike, roast marshmallows or go canoeing at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center’s annual spring festival, NatureFest, on Friday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, May 2, 2 p.m. NatureFest includes the Turtle Trot 5-K run, hikes for all ages and interests, and booths with hands-on interactive nature activities. Camping overnight is an option.