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.

Sustainability Efforts at Concordia

Everyday earth-friendly efforts like these help Concordia improve our practices to increase environmental sustainability.
  • Organic Garden
  • Solar Panels
  • Taste Not Waste
  • High Tunnel
  • Long Lake Research
  • Living Plant Wall
  • COBBikes
  • Pollinator Garden

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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, Concordia 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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Responsibly Engaged in Nature

As part of her internship with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Lexi Smith ’23 is connecting with wildlife.

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Pathway to Pre-Dentistry

From Orientation Leader to Homecoming King and acceptance to an Ivy League graduate school, Taylor DeVine ’23 has experienced it all at Concordia.

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