Entries tagged with ‘Sustainability’

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Living Soil: A Universe Underfoot

The 54th Nobel Conference dug into the science and ethics of soil health.

Nobel Conference 54 Digs Into Soil Health

Living Soil: A Universe Underfoot, digs into the science and ethics of soil health at the 54th Nobel Conference.

The Science of Soil Right Now

This year’s international experts on soil have some startling scientific revelations.

Big Hill Farm Grows Produce and Leaders

After a decade of growth, opportunities on the student-run farm continue to blossom.

Soil Health. World Health. Planet Health.

Soil is alive. We are just now learning what that means. What we do know: When soil quality goes up, so does yield, and so does our planet's health.

Nobel 54 Sneak Peak Tour of “Good Black Dirt”

What kind of soils do we have here? “Good black dirt,” said Nick Peters, an alum whose family has been farming outside of Saint Peter since 1864. Then he launched into a detailed discussion of ph balance and peat, hidden lake beds and microbiomes, and geologic history. 

Hope Springs Geothermal for Kenzie Perry ’18

Senior Kenzie Perry traveled to Hot Springs, South Dakota to conduct research for her geology thesis this summer. Now, she is applying to graduate school to study hydrology.

Gustavus to Begin Nobel Hall of Science Expansion and Renovation

The $70 million project will nearly double the size of the laboratory science building and create a connection to the Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

Ecuadorian Banana Grower Pairs with Local Farmer to Discuss Fair Trade

Mariana Cobos and Josh Reinitz will explore fair trade, organic, sustainable, and equitable farming practices on Wednesday, October 26.

Gustavus Adolphus College Becomes First Fair Trade College in Minnesota

Gustavus is the first college or university in Minnesota to be designated a Fair Trade College/University by Fair Trade Campaigns, a collection of fair trade organizations from across the globe. Gustavus is the 30th college/university in the United States to earn the designation.