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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.”…

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…

Northland College Everybody Party

Campus Life

…for sustainability curriculum—it infuses everything we do. And as part of your liberal arts core, you’ll have at least five classes with an environmental focus. Take a look at ways yo can get involved with sustainability on campus. Sustainability page» Here are some ways to stay active and fuel your…

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…

Honors Day poster session in Ponzio 2022

Honors Day

…and Collegiate Governance during Three Eras at Northland College Student: Carson Becicka Faculty Advisor: Erica Hannickel Poster Abstract “Long on Backbone and Grit, But Short on Cash”: An Analysis of Sustainability and Collegiate Governance during Three Eras at Northland College Carson Becicka The history of Northland College is rich in…

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…