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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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Author Novella Carpenter featured in Writers Reading

Central College welcomes Novella Carpenter to campus as a part of the Writers Reading series. Author of “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer,” Carpenter is visiting Central College Oct. 18 to read from her book about the process of growing her own food in the middle of downtown Oakland.

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No Parking on the Prairie

Students weed the prairie bioswales in a campus parking lot to showcase the fall wildflowers that reduce toxic run-off.

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El Castillo, or The Castle. The monuments of Chichen Itza are masterpieces of Mayan architecture.

Experience Matters

Faculty members spent part of winter break in Merida, Mexico, trying out global experiential learning—a foundation of the Central College education.

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