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CUUF: The Golden Rule in a Time of Cancel Culture

March 13, 10:00 am11:30 am

…person if any of these apply to you: You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past fourteen days You have had close contact with a COVID-positive person in the past fourteen days You have a pending COVID test You have new or unusual/flu-like symptoms such as a fever higher…

Volunteers build new trail on the Firth Lake Segment of the Ice Age Trail. (photo by Cameron Gillie)

National Public Lands Day of Service

September 24, 9:00 am4:30 pm

…Environmental Institute’s Outdoor Pursuits program in a day of caring for and giving back to the local public lands that help make a Northland way of life so wonderful. We’ll be partnering with regional federal land managers and conservation nonprofit agencies to repair, restore, and conserve local trails and green…

Panelists Peter Annin and Cam Davis

WPR Audio Recording: Panel Discussion on The Future of GLRI

Two weeks ago, leaders for industry, tribes, environmental agencies and advocates took part in a water summit at Northland College in Ashland. They met to discuss the future of a federal program called the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – otherwise known as GLRI. The initiative grew out of an effort…

Peter Annin at beach

World Water Day: Writing Wisconsin’s Waterways

…sending Great Lakes water everywhere from Akron to Arizona. He will analyze the several noteworthy Great Lakes diversions that already exist, and shed light on potential water diversions of the future, including the controversial water diversion application submitted by Waukesha in 2010. Author and Academy Fellow Jerry Apps writes fiction…

kids make soda bottle structure

A Highway, or Muddy Path, Shall Be There!

…in their community, our home—Chichica. In a community where there is no electricity, unreliable access to water, and where some children go to bed hungry at night, the elders saw the importance in protecting their environment and its resources for future generations. When we arrived to Panama in February 2013…

WPR: Panel Talks Future Of Great Lakes Cleanup Program

Industry, Agencies Ponder Program’s Future Under New Administration By Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio Representatives of industry, American Indian tribes, government and environmental groups took part in a water summit in northern Wisconsin over the weekend to discuss the future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under a new White…

Northland College graduation cap decorated with solar panels

A Future in Solar

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

…southern Wisconsin. Q. Name a pivotal moment that helped shape your current plan? A. The experience that most shaped my future was taking AP Human Geography as a freshman in high school. This was the class that initially lead me to begin thinking globally about humanity’s problems, and studying population…

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Property Gift to Provide Scholarships

Alumni Carol and Don Buckman donate property for scholarship

As a freshman, Carol McLean met her future husband, Don Buckman, in the College print shop. Don worked downstairs in the copper shop. It was 1947. Don graduated in 1950; Carol in 1951. They married two years later in St. Paul. Carol worked at the University of Minnesota as an…

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Filmmaker, Students Document Harvest

…said Moore. “I felt it represented the biggest issues of our day. What I saw was about extraction and contamination, but also about resilience and envisioning. It wasn’t just a resistance camp, it was about exploring new ideas of economy and giving people a space to be in touch with…