On any given day at Eastern Mennonite University, you may see a young person riding a bicycle with an attached trailer piled with recyclables. The job represents a broad value woven through the fabric of university life: a commitment to sustainability.
EMU was among 173 schools nationwide named ...More
A local Republican state senator has received an award from what some may see as an unlikely source.
Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, was awarded a Legislative Leadership Award by the Sierra Club environmental group on Monday at Eastern Mennonite University.
The award, along with a book of nature photographs, was presented for Hanger̵ ...More
The newest structure on Eastern Mennonite University’s campus cost just $600 to build and was completed by six students in less than eight hours. This fall it will extend the growing season for tomatoes, and next winter it will provide the cafeteria with leafy greens.
A poster describing the project – a solar-powered greenhouse – also won second place in the first- and second-year ...More
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
A free arts carnival coming to Harrisonburg this week will highlight the connections between environmental stewardship and theology and shed a light on “cutting edge” environmental work being done in the area.
The Carnival de Resistance, which starts Friday [Sept. 13] and will run through Sept. 22, will feature theatrical performances, crafts, games, music and co ...More
“We’re with you” was the main message college and university presidents had for Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce members during an annual breakfast Wednesday [Aug. 7, 2013].
From tailoring or creating programs to meet workforce needs, offering continuing education opportunities or partnering with businesses on projects or to provid ...More
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) was a runner-up in the state of Virginia in the latest “Recyclemania” competition. It’s the second straight year EMU has finished in second place.
“Recyclemania is a good reminder to folks each year that what we do with our waste is very important,” said Matthew Freed, EMU recycling crew lea ...More
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) won the “Green Award” at the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council’s Tech Nite 13 on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
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
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article published recently in The Washington Post and Daily News Record called to mind that EMU students have been doing this work since 2008, taking up to 150 pounds of food per week to the ...More