A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Creation Care

"Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the Lord." Psalm 96: 11-13

Our Commitment

Townhouse Composting

Celebrating and Caring for Creation is a natural part of Houghton's identity and character.  We share with all Christians the responsibility of stewarding and nurturing the marvelous gift of God's creation.

We just added two large compost bins by the townhouses so that residents may begin composting their kitchen scraps.  See here for key guidelines on composting at Houghton.


AASHE Membership

Houghton College holds membership with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. AASHE is one of two supporting organizations for the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Through membership in AASHE, Houghton receives specialized support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.

Recycling Information



Houghton Ranks as One of the Top Green Colleges in the Nation

Houghton College has been included in the 3rd edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition. View the PDF here.

Send an email to request information on Creation Care at Houghton.