Sustainability News

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    EMU engineering students take second in regional competition with solar greenhouse design

    April 17th, 2014

    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 – …More

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

    April 17th, 2014

    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 …More

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

    March 11th, 2014

    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 both a new accolade and a comprehensive benchmark of the …More

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    Carnival highlights concern for earth, community and social justice, with EMU support

    September 13th, 2013

    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 …More

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    CSA Program Takes Root at EMU

    July 24th, 2013

    When the group in charge of the Community Supported Agriculture program at Eastern Mennonite University sent out a mass email offering shares, the response was swift and overwhelming. “Within the first 24 hours, we had just about 30 requests for shares,” said Taylor Weidman, one of the original masterminds behind the CSA project. “We obviously …More

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