- July 17, 2015
Demonstrating Berea College’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, Berea College and New Forests announced today the successful listing of the Berea College Forest Carbon Project with California’s Climate Action Reserve Program. Through the Berea College Improved Forest Management Project, carbon offset credits can be used for compliance in the Air Resources Board of California’s greenhouse gas cap and trade program.
The project encompasses the College’s Oak-Hickory and Oak-Pine forest near Berea, Kentucky. By registering the Improved Forest Management project and selling carbon offsets in the California cap and trade system, Berea College will make a commitment to maintain current forest carbon stocks and manage the forest for both increased carbon sequestration and sustainable timber production. The project will have the combined benefit of generating significant revenue for Berea College and assisting in the protection of the College’s forest for future generations. It will also serve as an example of an environmentally-friendly alternative revenue stream that other Appalachian forest owners can investigate for their own property.
- July 13, 2015
Berea College in Kentucky has an endowment of more than $1 billion invested in the stock market. President of the college Lyle Roelofs explains how the plan works. (more…)
- March 9, 2015
Berea College President Lyle Roelofs, students and alumni are interviewed by USA TODAY about their experiences—past and present—in participating in the Civil Rights March in Selma. (more…)
- January 28, 2015
As the Coordinator for Disability & Accessibility Services of Berea College, it is up to Lisa Ladanyi to work with students, faculty and staff to ensure that students with disabilities at Berea College are able to participate in the Berea experience to the fullest. (more…)
- February 18, 2014
Chris Green is a busy man. This is most readily evidenced by the titles he holds: Director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center (LJAC), Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies, Program Coordinator of Appalachian Studies, (more…)