From beekeeping to food festivals, Renewal has witnessed some pretty amazing things while visiting campuses this semester. Here is a snapshot of some recent campus visits:
Eastern University (St. David’s, PA): A lot of ideas have come to fruition recently and students are busy with some great, new projects. These include harvesting the crops from the inaugural campus garden as well as keeping an eye on their newest campus friends, bees. That’s right! Beekeeping has made it’s way to Eastern.
Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI): Students are doing some pretty great things, including hosting a recent weekend gathering called, Mad Farmer Food Fest, where students and staff gathered to prepare food, eat food and discuss food-related topics (subsidies, eating local, food injustice, etc). Through Residence Life, Calvin also recently instituted student sustainability coordinators in each dorm.
Messiah College (Grantham, PA): Various on-campus groups continue working together to strengthen Messiah’s sustainability efforts. This semester has seen the continuation of some traditions (like the annual Sustain-A-Fest) as well as the beginning of new ones (like the creation of a Student Sustainability Coordinator position and an on-campus farmer’s market run by the campus garden folks.)
Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL): Transition is in the air with the A Rocha Wheaton student group. The team lost a lot of it’s leadership to graduation last year, but students have stepped up in big ways. With creative ideas and a long-term vision, these students are ready to make a splash.
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