SUSTAINABILITY

The symposium is back! The Lamoni campus will host the Food Citizen Symposium in Carol Hall on Friday, April 14, 2017. Speakers scheduled to present include our very own Dr. Daniel Platt and co-founder of the Seed Savers Exchange, Diane Ott Whealy. See the full list of speakers HERE. Register before March 24, and you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three prize packages each valued at over $75.
Email abraham@graceland.edu for more information.

 

How do we define sustainability? Graceland University recognizes that our world needs to do better than simply sustain our current environmental, social and economic systems in order to make our planet a suitable place for future generations to enjoy. With this in mind, the most widely used definition for sustainability (or sustainable development) comes from the 1987 report of UN Brundtland Commission: the “ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The Graceland University Sustainability Program aims to go beyond the standard definition of sustainability and, as an institution of higher education, practice and teach systems that are regenerative in nature.

OUR MISSION

To practice and teach restorative relationships between humanity and the ecosystems from which we draw resources for our livelihoods — especially within the context of local communities. 

graceland sustainability assistants

Pictured are the Graceland Sustainability Assistants (from left to right): Erin Reynolds, Kate Ytell, Ryan Schlom and Paul Stewart.

graceland wrestling team helping keep up garden

The Graceland Wrestling Team was a big help last fall with seasonal garden upkeep. 

environmental psychology students

Environmental psychology students Chelsea and Tom helping with a prescribed burn this spring.

storm rolling over the eco plot

A photo of a storm rolling in over the Eco Plot.