This semester I had the opportunity a few times to sit in on a class taught by professor of Biology, Ryan Sensenig, called Roots of the Environmental Crisis. This new course offered at Goshen College emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to thinking about our lives by examining the local connections we have to natural resources and … Keep reading »
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.
April 1, 2013 Goshen College recently celebrated Earth Week from March 18-23. Each day had its own theme with a variety of speakers and activities to get involved with ranging from herb planting to upcycling art projects. All of these events led up to Earth Hour, 60 minutes in which everyone was encouraged to turn … Keep reading »
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 »
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!
April 22, 2012 This year we have a bumper crop of dandelions at Goshen College! In fact, I think it is safe to say that in the 108 year history of our campus, dandelions have never been this abundant or healthy. For the last several decades at least, these perennial yellow harbingers of spring have … Keep reading »
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 »