Since the fall of 2013, with the support of the Trinity Lutheran Seminary’s Board of Directors, Trinity has formed a Green Seminary Task Force, initiated an energy audit with Ohioans for Sustainable Change, established a significant garden project, engaged in more robust recycling efforts, and participated in local, state, and national movements that promote creation care. The Green Seminary Task Force also established a three-year planning process to meet more specific goals in four areas:
1. Facilities: implement energy upgrades, reduce carbon emissions, and attend to land use and sustainable hospitality;
2. Curriculum: encourage faculty to incorporate creation care into courses, increase course offerings dedicated to eco-theology and eco-justice;
3. Community Life: become a zero waste facility, increase sustainability of on-campus housing, and promote and engage students in green activities;
4. Public Leadership: engage students in advocacy on public policy.
Trinity Lutheran Seminary is part of the Green Seminary Initiative (http://www.greenseminaries.org/) and is in the GreenFaith certification process.