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 »
Thirty-four institutions of higher education — including Goshen College — have submitted data for a rating through STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. Launched more than a year ago by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS is the only rating system of its kind that involves public … Keep reading »
Energy usage for the Goshen College campus during the 2009-10 school year has been added up, and the energy bills and consumption continue to head in the right direction: down. Read more about this from the Oct. 12, 2010 article.
The plan documents the college’s commitment to reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions and outlines initiatives designed to achieve an overall goal of climate neutrality as well as a set of steps that will teach students the skills they will need to help society do the same.
May 21, 2009 In these tough economic times, business owners are eager to save money. Members of the Sustainable Business Roundtable in Michiana want to save the planet too. Goshen College hosted the May meeting of the group to share some of the “green” practices of the college. Glenn Gilbert, Goshen College sustainability coordinator and … Keep reading »
Goshen College plans to sharply reduce and eventually eliminate all of the college’s global warming emissions and is supporting more research and educational efforts to help stabilize the earth’s climate.