Students present community sustainability projects in "Roots of the Environmental Crisis" course

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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 […]

Dandelion meal served at Goshen College

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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.

Reflecting on Earth Week

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 […]

From classroom to community: GC students use iPads to communicate water safety

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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 […]

Sustainability Semester launches with canoe trip of watershed

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“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.