Concordia is a community that cares about the environment and about the future. We take our role in creating more sustainable ways of living seriously – by constantly rethinking how we do things and taking innovative action.

Concordia students engage in sustainability and conservation efforts both in and outside the classroom. In a summer sustainability course, students considered ways for cities to secure their energy futures.

To learn more about what has been happening in sustainability at Concordia, check out the most recent issue of the Sustainability Newsletter or dig deeper by exploring the topics below.

Carbon-Free Concordia

Everyday earth-friendly efforts like these help our campus make progress toward a carbon-free Concordia:
  • EcoHouse
  • Organic Garden
  • Solar Panels
  • Taste Not Waste
  • High Tunnel
  • Long Lake Research
  • Living Plant Wall
  • COBBikes
  • Pollinator Garden

Get Involved

Learn more about the many opportunities you'll have to explore your passion for sustainability at Concordia.

Sustainability @ Concordia

As a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Concordia is dedicated to infusing sustainability principles into all aspects of campus operations and the curriculum.

STARS Report

In 2014, the college joined the rigorous Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). In 2021, the college's sustainability efforts were recognized with a Silver STARS rating.

Living Sustainably

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Focused on the Future

As the sustainability coordinator at Concordia College, Jackie Maahs develops opportunities for students and employees to create an environmentally friendly community both on and off campus.

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Environmental Exploration

A group of students explores environmental policy and sustainability during a High Impact Leadership Trip through the American West.

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Jackie Maahs

Sustainability Coordinator Sustainability, Student Engagement