National report praises Linfield’s ‘green’ efforts

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The National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program released its “Generation E” report and held a national teleconference that addressed the ways students are leading sustainability programs at U.S. universities and colleges, including Linfield. 

The teleconference was led by Julian Keniry, senior director of campus and community leadership for NWF. David Kellner-Rode, Greenfield Club president at Linfield College, had the opportunity to listen to the discussion. 

“It’s interesting to listen to other ideas from across the country,” he said. “Actually, Greenfield did a lot of projects similar to those students mentioned in the conference, such as Green Week, which focused on different issues of sustainability each day, and Sustainable Service Saturdays, a community service effort on sustainability.” 

The “Generation E: Students leading for a sustainable, clean energy future” report addresses topics ranging from renewable energy and conservation to dorm move-out programs, campus food systems and wildlife habitat restoration. The report highlights 165 campuses in 46 states.

On page 28, it mentions that Linfield student members of the Veggie Club held a “Real Food Taste Test” on campus to gain support for serving more local foods. 

Kellner-Rode said that the benefits of serving more local food come from purchasing more organic food, supporting local businesses and reducing transportation fees.

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Article reprinted from the Linfield Review. Story by Yin Xiao, news editor.