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    EMU earns “Silver” in STARS ranking of sustainability efforts by universities around the world

    March 11th, 2014

    Ask any student to locate the most tangible indicators of Eastern Mennonite’s commitment to sustainability and they might point towards the three LEED gold-certified residential halls, the massive solar array on the Hartzler Library, and the omnipresent green recycling bins. But now the university has both a new accolade and a comprehensive benchmark of the …More

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    Carnival highlights concern for earth, community and social justice, with EMU support

    September 13th, 2013

    A free arts carnival coming to Harrisonburg this week will highlight the connections between environmental stewardship and theology and shed a light on “cutting edge” environmental work being done in the area. The Carnival de Resistance, which starts Friday [Sept. 13] and will run through Sept. 22, will feature theatrical performances, crafts, games, music and …More

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    CSA Program Takes Root at EMU

    July 24th, 2013

    When the group in charge of the Community Supported Agriculture program at Eastern Mennonite University sent out a mass email offering shares, the response was swift and overwhelming. “Within the first 24 hours, we had just about 30 requests for shares,” said Taylor Weidman, one of the original masterminds behind the CSA project. “We obviously …More

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    Students Take EMU Back to Community-Centered Food Production

    July 10th, 2013

    In a scene that would have been familiar to the farmers’ sons and daughters who populated this campus in the early 20th century, college-aged adults can be seen planting, thinning, weeding, watering, harvesting and dispersing produce from five gardens at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) May to September. This summer, for the second year in a …More

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    EMU Finishes Second in State in Recyclemania

    May 22nd, 2013

    Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) was a runner-up in the state of Virginia in the latest “Recyclemania” competition. It’s the second straight year EMU has finished in second place. “Recyclemania is a good reminder to folks each year that what we do with our waste is very important,” said Matthew Freed, EMU recycling crew leader. “We’ve …More

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