New Program Coordinator Reflects on Campus Sustainability

What a joyful first month! Who would have thought that in just a few short days my world would open to so many wonderful opportunities!  I have been very welcomed by the students and staff at Messiah that I feel as though I have been  wrapped in a warm blanket.  I knew that Messiah had […]

On the Job

The hourly wage for student employees at Messiah is only a little less than what Oprah’s making per hour (in case you can’t see the sarcasm radiating off your laptop screen, I’m being sarcastic), and the Office of Sustainability offers the same pay as most other departments on campus. I am going to argue, however, […]

True Gratitude

We have a lot to be thankful for, eh? Unfortunately, sometimes, I choose guilt instead of gratitude. I know that I have many possessions and privileges that others don’t: more clothes than I can keep track of, the security of knowing that I will get enough to eat each day, clean water to use for […]

An Open Letter to Messiah College (ft. Joel Johnson)

An Open Letter To Messiah College, You thought the power outage on Tuesday was simply a construction fluke. Think again. Attention Messiah Community. It is time for us to step out of the shadows and into the light. We call ourselves FLABBY SOWING: Guerilla Sustainability, Building A Brighter Future Whether You Like It Or Not. […]

The Pacific Northwest: ft. guest blogger Jessalyn Megerle

Hey there, sustain-a-folks! We’re shaking things up a bit this week here on the Messiah Sustainability blog: My name is Jessalyn Megerle, and I’m your guest writer for this beautiful week! A little bit about me: I’m a senior, majoring in Sustainability Studies, concentrating in sustainable agriculture, and minoring in Food and Nutrition. I’m also […]

“What are you going to DO with that?”

Sometimes, the pause is almost worse than the question. The pause after I tell someone that I’m studying Sustainable Agriculture, the pause that’s accompanied by a quiet intake of breath, a thoughtful look, a slight head tilt, and followed by, “So…what are you going to do with that?” Okay, perhaps I’m being a little dramatic. […]


So I’m sitting here in front of my computer in the Sustainability Office (that room with the glass windows right by the Falcon, come visit sometime–we have coffee!) staring at the word Sustain-a-Fest, and I realized, what the heck is a fest? Kind of sounds like “fester”, which is not appealing. So, because I have […]

Lettuce begin…

Hello! Welcome. My dream for this blog is that it might educate and inspire you, make you feel slightly uncomfortable with the way things are while also offering hope for change, and once every so often make you chuckle a bit. A daunting task…but I had a kale smoothie today so I am ready to […]