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EMU sustainability efforts recognized by statewide climate action campaign

A new campaign highlighting steps taken by institutions and local governments across Virginia to cut carbon emissions brought a crowd to Eastern Mennonite University for a panel discussion on the university’s sustainability initiatives. The Virginia Acts on Climate Campaign chose EMU because ...More

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EMU partners with Virginia Sierra Club for Earth Day forum, April 22

Eastern Mennonite University will partner with the Virginia Sierra Club to discuss green technology on campus – including campus gardens and a solar array – during Earth Day, April 22, at 11 a.m., in Campus Center room 105. Panelists will discuss how sustainable development promotes security and economic opportunity in Virginia, as well as their shared sense of responsibility to pro ...More

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EMU earns “Silver” in STARS ranking of sustainability efforts by universities around the world

Ask any student to locate the most tangible indicators of Eastern Mennonite’s commitment to sustainability and they might point towards the three LEED gold-certified residential halls, the massive solar array on the Hartzler Library, and the omnipresent green recycling bins. But now the university has b ...More

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EMU Tops Small Colleges in National Bike Challenge

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) pedaled its way to the top of the pack, according to the League of American Bicyclists, which awarded EMU first-place in the small university category of the 2012 National Bike Challenge, May 1-August 31, 2012. EMU won with a final total of 26,866 points, p ...More

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EMU Among State’s Best in Recycling

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) finished third in the state of Virginia in the latest “Recyclemania” competition. “Recyclemania brings some friendly competition between colleges and universities, and in the end, can help spark renewed interest and dialogue in how we recycle and reduce waste,” said ...More

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Not Wasting an Opportunity

From garden, to fork and back into the ground, new campus initiatives including raspberry bushes and compost bins will dot the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) landscape thanks to initiatives submitted by faculty, staff and students. Katie Jantzen, co-leader of Earthkeepers, said the overall goal of the mini-grants wa ...More

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Fall Equals Sustainability at EMU

Sustainability will be front and center during the fall semester at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) as Jonathan Lantz-Trissel, sustainability coordinator, announced a full slate of activities, from singing and storytelling to seminars. “The events make use of different media formats—music, film and guest presentations—in covering sustainable topics,” said Lantz-Trisse ...More

EMU in top 20 percent of nation in recycling competition

By Brooke Fansler, EMU class of 2012 (English major) EMU placed 28th in the “waste minimization” category out of 510 colleges and universities in a nationwide recycling challenge called “Recylemania” held during spring semester. That percentage “is the most comprehensive indicator of how well a school manages its waste, as it inherently inclu ...More

EMU Ranks High in National Recycling Contest

EMU placed ahead of larger universities – like Yale, Portland State University and University of Colorado at Boulder – in a national recycling competition this spring. Read more… ...More

Walking Humbly With God

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