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Green space and gardens

Ecologically Viable. Economically Strong. Socially Just.

At Messiah University, sustainability isn't just a trend. It's a commitment to a way of life.

More than 40 years ago, before “going green” was something cool, before Earth Day was included on calendars, and before sustainable living was considered important, Messiah was educating students about environmental stewardship and ethics. The University’s student-led environmental movement, Earthkeepers, and the start of campuswide recycling were both born from the popular "Humankind and the Environment" course.

That was just the beginning of Messiah’s ongoing commitment to caring for our earth. Now, environmental stewardship efforts at the University include a robust recycling program, an organic community garden, a student-led composting program as well as an active restoration of the on-campus Yellow Breeches Creek.

Details of on-going and up-coming events on our Facebook and Instagram @messiah.sustainability


Compost Bucket Request

Request a free compost bucket for your apartment, office, or dorm room. Composting is a great way to reduce food waste and build soil. Once requested, buckets can be picked up at the Office of Sustainability during posted office hours.
Compost Bucket

Bike Rentals

Rent a bike for the semester or full academic year. More information about Messiah's bike share program and to rent a bike can be found at the link. Come Ride with us! Note: You must be logged into your Messiah Google Account to access the form.
Bike Rental

Sub-categories of Sustainability