Local environmental groups work together in the newly-formed Coalition for Environmental Activists.
Interested in sustainability at Grinnell? Two students are making it easier to find ways to make a difference.
Whether you are a student looking to connect to the community in a meaningful way, a faculty member wanting to add a service component to one of your courses, or staff member interested in a new project, the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program can assist you in connecting with local organizations. Susan Sanning, Assistant Director of Service Learning and Engagement, is happy to talk with you and help you explore opportunities that match your individual interests, needs, and strengths.
Experience the allure and beauty of the prairie after the sun sets as you explore the College’s Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA).
Grinnell sits in the middle of a vast and dynamic environment known as prairie. Tall grasses, flowering plants, deep root systems, soil, and fire comprise the ecosystem. The complex root system means that two-thirds of the prairie lives below ground, and that fire will destroy only the dead matter above ground. This ecosystem is responsible for creating the rich Iowa soil that agriculturalists have enjoyed for generations.
Grinnell’s student garden and local foods co-op connects students with the community.
Heating is enabled in the residence halls after October 15th and the outdoor temperature is below 58 degrees. To adjust your radiator valve, open the door and find the valve. Rotate the valve clockwise for less heat and counter clockwise for more heat. Never close the valve entirely or set it to 0, as the unit may freeze.
Grinnell College is dedicated to environmental sustainability.
With an environmental studies concentration, you explore the relationship between humans and our natural environment. Courses help you understand this relationship’s scientific, economic, political, historical, and ethical issues and challenges. You apply what you’ve learned in off-campus study, internships, and capstone projects.