Goshen College recently earned a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report, which recognizes colleges and universities for their commitment to sustainable practices on campus.
Because Goshen College hasn’t used pesticides on the campus prairies for the past two years, the dandelions greens that grow are safe for consumption. Students celebrated the arrival of spring by harvesting dandelions from the prairies on campus, which were then prepared in a delicious meal featuring dandelion stir fry, dandy muffins, bread, cookies, and more. Learn more about how we transformed something perceived as weeds into dishes for all to enjoy.
Several acres of prairie on Goshen College’s campus were burned as part of a management plant to establish the prairie and control non-native weeds. In recent years, Goshen College has restored 12 acres of lawn to native landscaping.
Did you know that the 75-100 pounds of food waste produced daily in Goshen College’s dining hall is all composted in a student-run program? It’s low-tech, low-cost, and there’s “nothing else like it”!
Goshen College’s alma mater proclaims, “There’s a spot in Indiana where the leafy Maple grows; Tis our dear and glorious Parkside where the Elkhart River flows.” But how much e-coli and lawn fertilizer are also flowing in the river, and is it safe? Some Goshen College students are collaborating with community members to monitor the … Keep reading »
“Launch” is an apt word for the beginning of the Sustainability Semester in Residence (SSR), a new undergraduate program at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College in Wolf Lake, Ind. Students begin the semester with a weeklong exploration of the Elkhart River Watershed, traveling by canoe when possible.
May 31, 2012 IUSB’s Center for a Sustainable Future has a new blog and one of their summer interns, Sarah Ward, wrote about her recent visit to Goshen College to learn about our efforts at sustainability. Check out what she learned!
The Sun Shower Project, planned by Goshen College students, faculty and staff, involves building solar panels to heat the hot water used in the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center on campus.
Large areas of the college campus lawn are being transformed from traditional lawn to native prairie laboratory spaces. For almost a year, Goshen College has been planning and organizing this effort, and on May 2 the process began. The change required that the existing turf be killed and new seeds be planted. Now the slow … Keep reading »
Various employees joined the Goshen College Bike-to-Work Week team for May 16-20. A few of them gathered for a photo to mark the occasion. Official results: 40 riders recorded 862.8 miles at an average of 21.6 miles. Of the 69 teams competing from Michiana, GC placed 5th. Good work to all!