Creation Care House
Residence Life and the Houghton Sustainability Office have partnered together to create the Creation Care House (CCH), an exciting new living-learning community designed to engage townhouse residents with an opportunity for environmentally conscious living. The CCH aims to encourage students to deliberately incorporate creation care into their current residential environment while also preparing them to live sustainably after college.
CCH Residents benefit from this unique experience through meaningful interactions with each other around important topics such as energy, food & water, waste, etc. Monthly meetings will feature local and national creation care experts (both Houghton faculty/staff and off-campus visitors), as well as the chance to hear a variety of perspectives on diverse sustainability topics. Each house will receive a sustainability budget with which to implement various creation care measures. Possible options could include energy monitoring systems, energy efficiency devices, low-flow water systems, waste management options, programming opportunities, composting systems, and much more.
Students interested in this unique living experience should submit a CCH application form due along with the normal townhouse application process. Residence Life and the Sustainability Office will select one male and one female townhouse annually based on this application. CCH residents determine their own learning outcomes for the year, but are minimally expected to commit to attend monthly meetings, participate in a service-learning project, plan one event, and model sustainable practices.