Ecological Stewardship at Goshen College

Posts Tagged ‘ecological stewardship’

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

By kristinajl • Apr 26th, 2013 • Category: blog
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 …

Controlled burn of campus prairies for the first time

By kristinajl • Apr 10th, 2013 • Category: feature, lead, news
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.

Reflecting on Earth Week

By kristinajl • Apr 1st, 2013 • Category: blog
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 …

Student-run composting program simply turns waste to food: ‘Nothing else like it’

By kristinajl • Mar 5th, 2013 • Category: feature, lead, news
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”!

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

By jodihb • Oct 16th, 2012 • Category: news
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 …

GC’s sustainability efforts featured on blog!

By jodihb • Jun 2nd, 2012 • Category: news
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!

So What Should We Think About All These Dandelions?

By glenn • Apr 21st, 2012 • Category: blog
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. …

Sun showers will pour from Goshen College’s Rec-Fitness Center

By jodihb • Nov 8th, 2011 • Category: feature, lead, news
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.

Native Landscaping Project update

By jodihb • Jun 9th, 2011 • Category: blog, news
June 9, 2011 Large areas of the college campus lawn are being transformed from traditional lawn to native landscaping. For almost a year Goshen College has been planning and organizing this effort, and on May 2 the …

GC makes list of 34 colleges/universities that get star for sustainability

By jodihb • Feb 16th, 2011 • Category: news
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 …