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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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“Composting 101” at EMU

From garden, to fork and back into the ground, sustainability measures, including composting, have become prevalent across the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) landscape. Bob Corso, WHSV-TV3 news anchor, spoke with Katie Jantzen, co-leader of Earthkeepers, about sustainability features around campus including food disposal in the dining hall and the compost facility located by the Sute ...More

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Groff Helping Connect Harrisonburg

Trying to get around the hustle and bustle of Harrisonburg roadways has driven Tyler Groff to greener pastures. Groff, a senior peacebuilding and development major at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), began an internship earlier this winter with the Harrisonburg Northend Green ...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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Creation Care Evident During Food and Farming Week

Baking bread, canning food, creation care, and growing your own food in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way are some of the topics to be covered during the annual Food and Farming Week, Oct. 3-7, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Sponsored by the Earthkeepers student club, the event encourages students t ...More

Earthkeepers Offer Food and Farming Week April 13-16

The Earthkeepers student club is offering Food and Farming week April 13 through 16. The annual event encourages students to learn about and participate in farming practices and important sustainability issues. 2010 Food and Farming Week activities include ...More

‘Global warming’ topic of Nov. 9-10 science events

Rev. Lusama Tafue “Ankle Deep in Reality Tour: Christ, Compassion and Climate, A Call for JUSTpower,” a speaking tour on the issue of climate change and global warming is coming to campus Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9-10. Rev. Lusama Tafue, from the isla ...More

Campus garden provides teaching tools and produce

An expanding campus garden at EMU will soon, for a second season, provide fresh, organic and local food for the cafeteria while giving students a practical exercise in sustainability. The garden includes a plot between Brunk House and Martin House on campus and an area across the street at the corner of Mt. Clinton Pike and College Avenue. The garden is being expanded both in square ...More