Sustainability at Concordia College
What is sustainability? Sustainability is the intersection of ecological balance, social justice, and economic sustainability. It is the recognition that these three facets of life are interconnected, interdependent, and necessary for thriving, sustainable societies.
Sustainability is important at Concordia. That's why our students and faculty are leading efforts to reduce energy usage and food waste, grow and serve some of our own food, and offer greener forms of transportation for our campus community.
At Concordia, sustainability means becoming ecologically literate. It means doing what we can within our own footprint on the globe to protect and preserve Earth.
Long Lake ResearchOn 134 acres where lakeshore, prairie and woodlands intersect, Cobbers are already conducting field research, with plans for more underway. The college recently constructed an eco-friendly classroom/lab building on its Long Lake property near Detroit Lakes, Minn., a donation to the college back in the 1970s. After years of renting some of the land for farming and then opening it up to college employees as recreational space, Concordia is focusing its efforts on turning the property into a multi-purpose research and retreat center for students, faculty and staff.