June 18th, 2014
Students Alex Correia and Ian Morrison are selling produce from the on-campus Grantham Community Garden this summer at a new locale–the New Cumberland Farmers Market. Their hopes for the anew market are shared in this June 18 Patriot-News article.
Read “Messiah College students join forces with New Cumberland Farmers Market.”
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August 1st, 2012
Television shows featuring junk hunters, “pickers” and pawn shop owners are popular. Craig Dalen, director of sustainability, comments in a August 1 Associated Press story about why he thinks Americans are so interested in other people’s used items.
Please note: In some instances of the story, Craig is incorrectly associated with Grantham College. No worries, Messiah College is not changing its name. We’re still Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. The AP made the correction and re-released the story, but the corrected version may not show up right away or everywhere.
Read “Why one person’s junk is another’s TV obsession.”
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July 25th, 2012
Messiah expects to save $30,000 a year thanks to some swapped out lightbulbs in key locations. Brad Markley, director of facility services, is quoted in a July 20 Huffington Post blog posting about creative ways colleges are saving money.
Read “Streamlining processes save colleges money.”
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April 30th, 2012
Campus Planning & Management magazine is once again featuring a Messiah College sustainability story. In the April 2012 issue, CP&M highlights the College’s sunflower initiative, a project that grows acres of sunflowers, harvests the seeds, presses the seeds into cooking oil, cooks cafeteria food in the oil, recycles the used oil, converts the used oil to biodiesel, and uses the biodiesel to run campus utility vehicles.
Read “Flower Power” by going to page 36 of the digital magazine.
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February 6th, 2012
American Agriculturist magazine profiled Messiah’s sunflower project in its February 2012 issue. The article, which includes interviews with Messiah’s Craig Dalen and Mike Zummo as well as farmer Lynn Wingert, highlights who Messiah is getting double use from its sunflowers.
Read “Sunflowers can be food–and fuel too.”
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February 1st, 2012
Brad Markley, director of facility services, doesn’t just want more money to pay for increased utility costs. Instead, he wants to offset expense by reducing usage. This philosphy earned Messiah College a story in the January 2012 issue of Univerity Business.
Read “The Other Side of the Budget Equation.”
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November 8th, 2011
Local news channel WGAL visited campus on November 4 to get footage of students and professors working hard to preserve what they could of a 400-year-old, 90-foot white oak tree that fell in September during Hurricane Irene. The tree is thought to be the oldest one on campus.
See the video.
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November 3rd, 2011
David Foster, professor of biology and environmental science, attended nearby Dickinson College’s first conference about the role of farming at liberal arts institutions. He is quoted in a November 3 Harrisburg Patriot-News article about the conference and some of the similar sustainability projects already underway at Messiah.
Read “Dickinson College hosts the nation’s first conference on farming’s role at its 180-acre farm.”
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October 25th, 2011
Messiah College invested in sunFLOWER POWER this summer in attempt to grow five acres of sunflowers, harvest the seeds, press them into cooking oil, use the oil in the college’s dining operations, collect the used oil, and convert it into biodiesel to fuel campus gators. The Lancaster Farmer talked about this project with Biodiesel Manager Mike Zummo and farmer Lynn Wingert in mid-October.
Watch the video.
Read the story.
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May 2nd, 2011
“College Planning & Management” magazine ran a feature about Messiah’s sustainability efforts in its April issue. The article showcases everything from Messiah’s community garden to the Forest Stewardship Council standards adopted by its college magazine.
Read “Going bold, going green.”
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