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Entering a New Green Era at Berea College

What’s “The Story” with sustainability initiatives at Berea?  Berea College has had a long commitment to sustainability with its commitment to “plain and sustainable living.”  From College operations to community engagement, Berea continues to lead in creating a more sustainable community on campus and off.  What are some of the things Berea College has been doing?

  • Big reductions in energy consumption
  • LEED buildings and sustainable renovations
  • Students, faculty and staff working with the City of Berea on energy plans and food security
  • Working with local schools on student gardens, and regional communities on local foods
  • Focus on organic and sustainable food production on the College farm
  • Environmentally and socially responsible forestry practices
  • Courses and projects in sustainable design and construction practices

These are just a few of the things we will talk about in the coming months in this blog.  Berea College has a great story to tell – a story that will continue to evolve on a day-to-day basis in our curriculum, our public service and our operations.

Steve Karcher,  Vice President for Operations and Sustainability, Berea College

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