Archive for February, 2009


Food to fuel

On a chilly day in January, a group of Gustavus students visited an innovative ethanol plant in Winnebago, MN, to learn more about the process of creating ethanol from corn. We had read a critical account of the American corn industry in Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and now were interested in hearing about […]


Geographers Do Field Sketching in Britain

Dr. Bjelland’s January Term class worked on learning to see the design elements of British cities and landscapes through sketching and mapping exercises.


Sewage, sludge and. . .sustainability?

Where does the water go when you flush a toilet or take a shower or wash clothes? Gustavus students visit Saint Peter’s state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility as part of the course The Future of Sustainability. Everything that goes down a campus drain shows up here where it is screened, settled, filtered, digested by bacteria, disinfected […]