Center for Sustainable Communities
February 27, 2017
CSA rebates for faculty and staff available for upcoming season
Eat well and support your local farmers! Employee households are eligible to receive up to $100 towards the purchase of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share this spring in 2017. CSA has been a popular way for people to support their local farmers for over 25 years. Subscription and payment is due by May 1st, 2017.  A list of participating CSA Farms and share options can be found on the CSA Reimbursement Program webpage.
Sustainability now accepting applications for student summer employment
Are you looking to make a difference in Luther's environment this summer? Consider applying to work for the Center for Sustainable Communities! There are many job opportunities, including recycling crew, environmental education, working in the college gardens, and various internships. Positions range from 20-40 hours per week. Priority is given to students those who apply by March 3rd. For a full list of employment opportunities, please visit our Summer Sustainability Employment webpage.
Luther welcomes new Food and Farm Fellow for 2017
The Center for Sustainable Communities is excited to welcome Sarah Forsythe '15 as the new Food and Farm Fellow.  Sarah graduated from Luther with degrees  in Anthropology and Sociology. During her time on campus she became passionate about food justice, food security and rebuilding food systems. She applied to this position to give back to Luther and help grow the the Luther College Gardens, and to expand her experience working in agriculture. Sarah will be managing the Luther Gardens, supervising student workers and helping to produce food for the College's cafeteria. She also will provide support for the Cafeteria to Community program. She is very excited for the chance to to help with the more logistical side of farming and reacquaint herself with the Decorah area. Visit the Food and Wellness webpage to learn more about Luther's food and farm initiatives.
Green Iowa Americorps offering free home-energy performance audits 
Green Iowa Americorps (GIA) of Decorah is working to make Iowans more energy efficient, through low-impact home weatherization, energy education, and community outreach. GIA provides free home energy performance audits that test energy usage. GIA can also weatherize a home for improved energy efficiency; weatherization materials are charged at-cost and labor is free. Materials are free for veterans, senior citizens, those with disabilities and low income households. GIA also provides energy-related education programs to engage communities in volunteer generation. Please call 563-382-4207 ext.2 or  email  the Green Iowa team to schedule your free audit, or visit the Green Iowa Americorps Decorah webpage for more information.
Sustainability Tip
Just a reminder, printing double-sided saves money and the environment! It's easy to do - just click the double-sided printer option in the printing menu. Printing double sided is only $.04 per side, so you can make your printing money last a bit longer! Better yet, if you have a long reading for class, ask your professor if you can pull it up on your laptop to save paper and ink!
Questions or comments?
The Center for Sustainable Communities is always looking for ways to improve our publications and incorporate more information for our stakeholders. If you have any questions, concerns, general comments, or story ideas for future newsletters, please email at any time. Thank you!
This newsletter is provided by the Center for Sustainable Communities, which coordinates all sustainability initiatives at Luther College.  The mission of the Center is to promote sustainability and be a catalyst for change on campus and in the region.  For more information on sustainability initiatives at Luther and the outreach work of the Center for Sustainable Communities, please visit:
Upcoming Events
Saturday, March 4th 
Center Stage Series: The Nile Project
7:30pm CFL Recital Hall 
Tuesday, March 7th
Sustainability Council Meeting
4:00pm  Location TBD
Wednesday, March 8th
Shopping Shuttle
7:30am  Student Organizational Suite
Thurs., March 9th - Sun., March 12th
Oneota Film Festival
Various times and locations
Student Spotlight
Abbie Jo Madson '20

The Center for Sustainable Communities is pleased to introduce Abbie Jo Madson, a first year student from Delano, Minnesota. Abbie Jo is on the Pre-Med track studying biology. She is joining the Sustainability team this spring as one of the Marketing and Communications Coordinators. Abbie Jo will assist with the marketing and communication of sustainability events, programs and services offered on campus. Abbie Jo is the marketer for Shoot For Change, a fundraiser she co-founded to build a soccer field in Uganda. In addition to soccer, Abbie Jo is passionate about caring for the beautiful environment. She is excited to join the Sustainability family and spread the word about living green!  
Land Reclamation Internships-Soil and Water Conservation District
Summer intern positions are available in three Soil and Water Conservation District offices in Iowa assisting with abandoned mine land reclamation.   Read more
The Driftless Area Wildlands Centre in Marquette, Iowa is hiring a seasonal worker to welcome visitors, assist with environmental education programs/events, manage he Centre's farmers market and assist with habitat management.    Read more
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