Ecological Stewardship at Goshen College

Posts Tagged ‘Goshen College Sustainability’

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 …

Dandelion meal served at Goshen College

By kristinajl • Apr 20th, 2013 • Category: feature, lead, news
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.

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 …

Sustainability Semester launches with canoe trip of watershed

By jodihb • Sep 14th, 2012 • Category: news
“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.

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.