At Messiah College, sustainability isn't just a trend. Its 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 College’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 College 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.
Solar panels installed in 2011 is home to the nations 4th largest solar thermal system!
Our Spoke N'True bike shop club is dedicated to promoting bicycle use as well as maintenance on campus
We value recycling on every level, including composting food waste which becomes soil used in our community garden.
Our community garden is student managed, each year we learn to grow and market produce.