- 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…)
- February 4, 2013
Short video produced to “kick off” the 2013 RecycleMania contest between colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. (more…)
- November 1, 2012
Scenes from Berea College’s annual “Mountain Day” — an Appalachian celebration (more…)
- August 15, 2012
On July 6, 2012, Ragtime: the musical opened to boisterous applause. The student actors were confident and capable. After a month of rehearsals as well as voice training they had good reason to be.
- December 3, 2011
WC Kilby, ’13, spent his Homecoming weekend interviewing students and alumni to find out what makes Berea so special, and what keeps Bereans old and new coming back. (more…)
- October 27, 2011
Treats on Dr. Libby Jones’ Berea College course titled “Contemplative Writing.” Sound-slide-show by Erica Cook ’13, with Marcus Plumlee ’14 (more…)