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Central College joins Alliance for Resilient Campuses

Central College has joined with 35 colleges and universities across America to respond to the challenges of climate change and work to ensure greater community resilience. Central College President Mark Putnam recently signed the Alliance for Resilient Campuses (ARC) statement of purpose, an initiative of nonprofit Second Nature.

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Central College senior Jessica Riebkes holds an endangered Indiana bat caught during her internship with Stantec, an environmental consulting firm.

Beyond Imagination

Jessica Riebkes never imagined she would spend summer nights catching bats in the woods. But when the Central College biology student landed an internship with an environmental consulting firm, this became one of her most memorable college experiences.

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Central College faculty and partner receive awards

Central College faculty member Linda Laine, associate professor of communication studies, was recognized by Iowa Campus Compact at the Engaged Campus Awards.

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Central College developing strategic vision for undergraduate sustainability education

Central College announced plans to develop and implement a strategy for sustainability education for the next decade. The goal is to accelerate the impact of deep, long-standing commitments to undergraduate sustainability education in an integrated manner. Highlights of the plan include aggressive support for course development in sustainability; undergraduate research opportunities in sustainability; the development…

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Central chosen as one of the top green colleges in the nation

Central College has been chosen as one of the most “green” colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.

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Going Green with Guatemalan Garbage

Over spring break, a group of 10 students tackled garbage and compost in a Guatemalan village. They also taught local women about sustainability.

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Essayist Scott Russell Sanders will speak at Writers Reading at Central College

From March 18-22, author Scott Russell Sanders will be in residence at Central College, and on March 21, he will read from his latest book, “Earth Works,” for the Writers Reading series.

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Central College Pella IA 100912

Waste Not

Central College receives a $20,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for a new commercial-grade food pulper, which will keep 47 tons of food waste from landfills each year.

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James Farrell

Sustainability advocate hosts convocation

James Farrell, professor of history, American studies, environmental studies and American conversations at St. Olaf College, will visit Central on November 15.

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Digging Organic

The Central College Organic Garden teaches students about sustainable agriculture and provides healthy food for Central Market.

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