Creation care comes naturally, takes many formsBy Beth Lorow Messiah College
Students and employees frequently share their environmental stewardship expertise and enthusiasm in the community.
Students volunteer at an urban community garden in nearby Harrisburg that helps inner-city schoolchildren discover how to plant, tend and harvest a garden.
The Messiah admissions team leads the recycling effort at the Creation music festival each year, sorting through garbage and recycling more than 60,000 cans and bottles.
Some students live in Restoration House, a residence designated for students desiring to live intentionally in harmony with God, people and the environment. They host community meals and donate food to local shelters.
This summer, Messiah will install 112 solar panels on its North Complex residences to heat water for more than 450 students.
President Kim Phipps has signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment and the Evangelical Call to Action on Climate Change.
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