At Northland we live our sustainability mission every day. We consider how our actions will advance sustainability in all of its forms: health, community, culture, environment, energy, and economy. It’s from a full-spectrum point of view that we seek to understand, develop, and respond to our institutional goals. Going green is a part of everything
Over two million people live in the mostly rural counties of northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Despite the many differences found throughout hundreds of rural communities, they all share similar climates, economies, cultures, and histories. Additionally, they are all dealing with the challenges of social and economic changes and ecological
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For the past three summers, Northland students have helped to monitor bat populations on National Park Service properties throughout the Great Lakes region. Acoustic bat detectors—designed to record ultrasonic bat calls—are placed at a multitude of predetermined locations each year. The Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network, a division of the National Park Service, has… Read More →
Graphic design student Petter Bülling experienced one particularly low moment during his summer internship at Artilleriet, a high-end home décor store. He was helping move things around for a photo shoot and he bumped into a really expensive pot. It shattered completely. All in the life of a graphic design intern. “What can you do?… Read More →
Northland College Women’s Soccer Makes History Senior Maddie Wieland did not intend to play soccer when she came to Northland College. She had played her first two years at Buffalo Grove High School in a suburb north of Chicago but thought she had left soccer behind. But then she checked a box on one of… Read More →
Northland College President Michael A. Miller and Mary Trettin have invited the larger campus community to participate in a global read of philosopher and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore’s Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change. Great Tide Rising has been chosen as a “global read” by The Charter for Compassion… Read More →
Kathleen Dean Moore, one of the most provocative voices in environmental writing, will be the featured speaker at Northland College’s 105th Commencement. She will also receive an honorary degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters. “Moore’s work brings together the art of the essay, the wisdom of the natural world, and the moral clarity of philosophy… Read More →