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Graduates skating to commencement

Princeton Review Names Northland Top Green College


…student-organized conferences on organic farming and initiatives to promote locally grown food in the dining halls. • Northland has taken aggressive steps to reduce energy consumption on campus. The college has a wind tower, geothermal heat in the campus center and library, and furniture made from recycled materials. Solar panels…

student in cafeteria

International Application Process

We strongly believe in the value of an internationally diverse learning environment. Our environmental focus, safe campus community, and hands-on education has drawn students from all over the world to study here, in Ashland, Wisconsin. We have been recognized as a leader in environmental education by the Princeton Review, the…

Northland College students in garden

The Campus Garden Crew

…Simpson, senior Major(s): biology and environmental geoscience Apart from the Garden Crew: Danny served on three committees pertaining to sustainability and food systems initiatives on campus. How he got here: For the past six years, Danny has worked at Wheatfield Hill Organics, a certified organic produce and beef farm owned…

Northland College graduation cap decorated with solar panels

A Future in Solar

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

…Rural Communities on campus collecting data for improving the City, the region, and the islands of the Great Lakes. In the fall I will potentially be working as a solar designer for a solar installation company in Iowa, or as an assistant to the sustainability manager of a manufacturer in…

Four alumni pose for a photo in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Fall Festival

Fall Festival Schedule

…and get everything you need to enjoy the weekend! 1–2 p.m. Ponzio Campus Center Campus Tours with the Office of Admissions 1–3 p.m. Ponzio Campus Center Alumni Board Meeting—Official meeting of the Northland College Alumni Board. 3:00–4:30 p.m. Campus Mall 130th Reception in honor of Class of 2020—This pre-convocation social…

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…

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…

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, on-farm learning.

8 Great Sustainable Student Initiatives

For the last fifteen years, REFund, a student-administered grant program, has funded a long list of pretty cool projects designed to enhance sustainability and increase energy efficiency on campus. Northland College students contribute to this program through student fees—$40 per semester—and with their ideas and hard work. Composting Buckets in…