Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Service: The Mount Mercy way

Service: The Mount Mercy way
Mount Mercy University was built on a foundation of service and members of the campus community have never hidden their passion for the common good. As a part of the university’s unique learning process, students are asked to identify pressing issues around them and come up with creative ways to change...
Summer 2014 | On Campus | Read More

Bernstein and Ochs named first ever Sustainability Fellows

Professor of English Joy Ochs, Ph.D. Professor of Biology Neil Bernstein, Ph.D. As Mount Mercy continues to keep green initiatives top of mind, a new fellowship has been established to give sustainability initiatives in the classroom even more room to run. Professor of Biology Neil Bernstein, Ph.D.,...
Spring 2012 | On Campus | Read More

Honoring Sustainability in Word and Deed

Welcome to the annual President’s Report from Mount Mercy. This year we have chosen to build my annual report around a core issue of today, and one that lies at the heart of Mount Mercy’s mission: sustainability. When one says the word “sustainability,” environmental concerns frequently come...
Fall 2009 | | Read More

Charting a course to carbon neutrality

More than 30 years ago — long before sustainability, green technology and renewable resources were buzzwords — the Sisters of Mercy heralded an environmental movement on campus that is growing and thriving. In 1978 the Sisters planted more than 300 trees and shrubs on campus, followed by 290 more...
Fall 2009 | On Campus | Read More

Healthy Home-Grown Harvest

Healthy Home-Grown Harvest
Eggplant, squash, sweet corn, strawberries, peppers, broccoli — these are just some of the healthy fruits and veggies that consumers have at their disposal by choosing the countryside over the corner grocery. Community Supported Agriculture farms (CSAs) are an attractive option for consumers who want...
Fall 2009 | On Campus | Read More

Going Green With Grease

Going Green With Grease
Can the amount of French fries consumed in the Mount Mercy Dining Center positively impact the environment, increase the educational opportunities for students and reduce institutional costs? It sure can — just ask Will Kirkland. Kirkland, Ph.D., and a small group of natural science students have...
Fall 2009 | On Campus | Read More

Honors Student Tackles Acadia National Park

Mount Mercy’s honors students are known as outside-the-box thinkers and ambitious learners. For Morgan Filbert, a senior English and history major from Cedar Rapids, his experience as an honor student took on new meaning when he traveled to Acadia National Park in Mount Desert Island, Maine last summer...
Winter 2009 | Academics | Read More