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Straw bans? Composting buckets?

Wisconsin Campuses Adopt Dramatic 'Green' Changes

…degree. And its board of trustees just made sustainability its niche mission to attract more students in an increasingly competitive market. “We’re an environmental college living our sustainable mission every day,” the [statement explaining full-spectrum sustainability] says. “What sets us apart from other colleges and universities is our commitment to…

Lake Superior and beach

Geologic Perspectives on Climate Change

…connect and learn about the natural world, leading to graduates who are community problem solvers and technological innovators, working to promote environmental sustainability and solutions to climate change. The comprehensive plans of Ashland, Washburn and Bayfield all point to a focus on sustainability by developing a pathway to renewable energy…

Todd Rothe standing in kitchen

Northland Announces Food Systems Center

…the community, will not only help Northland College become a regional food hub but will further our new model for sustainability,” said President Miller. Rothe, who has extensive training and experience in business and sustainable agriculture, hit the ground running. “It might seem strange for me to start in January…

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49th Annual Folk Fest

…Chain, Evan Hestekin, the Northland Chamber Choir, and student bands. Organizers have chosen themes of sustainability, community, and music. NCSAe Special Events Coordinator Marissa Neitzke is looking forward to implementing these themes in every aspect of Folk Fest, starting with designating the festival as a “zero landfill waste” event. Joining…



Think differently. Live differently. Northland College is a private, liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability. We prepare 600 students from across the United States and around the world for meaningful lives and successful careers. Founded in 1892, Northland College is located at the tip…

Students working on handcycle

Students Help Ready Cycle for Six-Year-Old

…said. Dillenschneider heard about Roy and knew the College could help the Cook family. Dillenschneider and Betsey Harries, Northland’s sustainability coordinator, rallied a group of students to help design and construct a handcycle for Roy. Seniors Lynn Dohrmann and Zeke Roth-Reynolds, junior Stuart Schmidt, and sophomore Olivia Garceau comprised the…

Northland College student installing hoop house

Food Is Everything

Danny Simpson '18, Assistant Manager of the Hulings Rice Food Center

…food and sustainability initiatives to catering art shows and parties. In April, he was awarded the Student Affairs Division Outstanding Student Leadership Award for Sustainability recognizing exceptional dedication to improving the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Northland College campus and community, the Chequamegon Bay area, and the world…

Eau Claire solar garden, photo taken by PJ Nelson

In a Bold Step Forward, Students Purchase Solar Shares

Solar will provide power to CSE

…society as a whole,” said Jenise Swartley, NCSA president. The solar garden is scheduled to be built in fall 2019 on Xcel-owned land near their Ashland Service Center, just off Farm Road in the city of Ashland. Until then, NCSA owns shares in the Eau Claire Community Solar Garden that…

Instructor Kate Ullman teaches class.

Northland First in Sustainable Curriculum

…of Sustainability in Higher Education. The AASHE Sustainable Campus Index recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in seventeen sustainability impact areas. “What we’re doing here is one of the best kept secrets in higher ed,” said Kate Ullman, director of sustainability. “Dedicated staff, faculty and students are tackling climate change, challenging…

4th grade teacher alumna

Graduate Success

…ultimately change the world for the better. Northland College has been the launching point for scientists, educators, business owners, and dedicated professionals in almost every field imaginable. Our liberal arts curriculum, with its progressive focus on the environment and sustainability, gives you the tools, confidence, and vision to be competitive…