More than 40 years ago, before “going green” was hip and before Earth Day was included on calendars, Messiah was educating students about environmental stewardship and ethics. From the popular "Humankind and the Environment" course, the College’s student-led environmental movement, Earthkeepers, and the start of campuswide recycling were born.
That was just the start of Messiah’s ongoing commitment to caring for the earth. Now, environmental stewardship efforts at the College include everything from a robust recycling program, to an organic community garden, to a student-led composting program, to active restoration of the on-campus Yellow Breeches Creek.
Environmental stewardship isn’t just the latest trend at Messiah College. It’s a way of life.