Goshen College reduces carbon footprint, electricity to be powered by renewable energy

A Michiana college, known for giving back to the community, is giving their utility provider the green light to go green all of the way.

Monday Goshen College announced they will only rely on renewable energy for electricity.

That means Goshen College will no longer rely on coal, gas or oil for electricity but other renewable energy sources like wind or solar power.

For six years the campus has been working on other self-sustainable projects like solar power showers and composting.

Now after an agreement with NIPSCO, the entire campus will be powered with green energy.

Goshen is buying RECs, renewable energy certificates, that ensure the energy provided is generated by a source kind to the environment.

“They are no longer using coal to supply their energy needs here on campus for electricity,” says Angela Nelson from NIPSCO. “So they've gone to renewable energy 100 percent.”

Goshen College President Jim Brenneman says, “It sends a signal that we really believe deeply in this program and we are willing to invest in it.”

Goshen College is NIPSCO’s largest renewable energy customer in the northern Indiana area.

As a thank you the school received a five thousand dollar grant from NIPSCO.

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