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AASHE STAR award

Northland College Receives High Marks for Sustainability Achievements

Northland College has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Northland College ranked as one of…

Northland College graduate Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp standing in a California vineyard where he directs sustainability.

From Grape to Glass

Making Wine Country More Sustainable

…and operates his own consulting business, Sustainability Squared. Buckles: I was just reading about Jackson Family Wines sustainability efforts in the New York Times. You take sustainability seriously. Schreiber-Stainthorp: We treat sustainability and innovation as synonyms. I’m part of a two-person team, leading our sustainability efforts for a company with…

Northland College Students at Apostle Island Ice Caves

Coolest School in the Midwest

Sierra Magazine Recognizes Northland for Sustainability Initiatives

…rating earlier this year in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.     Sierra Magazine Recognizes Northland for Sustainability Initiatives Located…

Four eco-rep students outdoors

Eco-Reps at Northland College

…and ways to bring people together. They serve on the campus Sustainability Work Group and report to Director of Sustainability Initiatives Scott Grinnell. “Sustainability is vital to life—we’re helping spread the word and tell people why it’s important,” Beadle said. While the program will evolve with time, right now, they…

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The Latest REFund Projects

…The leaders will work as a team to dream up, develop, and implement thoughtful campus events and programs that promote sustainability behavior, organizing eco-rep volunteers and meetings and providing inspiration and leadership to the group. The benefits: Although Conserve-athon tackles sustainability behavior, the eco-reps program provides a consistent presence of…

The McLean Environmental Living and Learning Community (MELLC)

The Princeton Reviews Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition

Northland College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. “We’ve been establishing sustainability standards for over 40 years,” said Northland’s Regional Sustainability Coordinator Nathan Engstrom. “It’s wonderful to be recognized by Princeton Review for our ongoing dedication and…

Northland College students survey city

Sustainable Community Development

sustainability—environmental, social, and economic—in a comprehensive and holistic manner, melding the concepts of community organizing, urban/rural/regional planning, local and international economic development, and ecological restoration. Innovative interdisciplinary courses introduce you to the theory and practice of sustainable community development. Outside of the classroom you have the opportunity to apply theory,…

Northland College students ride bikes past solar panels

Sustainability

…bike racks? Northland’s REFund program doles out $45,000 each year for student-initiated sustainability projects on campus. Learn more» Environmental Council For a more civic-minded option, consider running for a position that lets you discuss environmental issues at the campus, community, national, and global level. A great way to participate in…

Northland College graduation cap decorated with solar panels

A Future in Solar

Loucks '18 to hold first paid sustainability internship for City of Ashland

…similar Northland was to Conserve, and that’s what lead me to apply. Q. What’s next for you? A. This summer I am working for the City of Ashland as their first sustainability intern in the Planning and Development department. I will also be continuing my work at the Center for…

Solar panels at ELLC residence hall

Planning for Carbon Neutrality by 2030

…in environmental sustainability,” Engstrom said. Affiliated Engineers, Inc., headquartered in Madison, Wis., was chosen from a pool of four firms that submitted proposals, Engstrom said. “We have strong confidence they will provide us with a visionary plan for carbon neutrality that will cement our leadership on campus and regional sustainability.”…