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Eau Claire solar garden, photo taken by PJ Nelson

In a Bold Step Forward, Students Purchase Solar Shares

Solar will provide power to CSE

…will be transferred to the Ashland Solar Garden once it is complete. The solar shares will save the College $53,000-$67,000 in electricity bills over the next twenty-five years. “NCSA is moving the College closer to its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030,” said Scott Grinnell, director of sustainability initiatives….

Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

Careers in Social Justice, Conservation, and Public Service

SOEI Interns

…all beings are part of creation,” Yates said. Scott Wold ’09 earned a Juris Doctor in environmental law from Vermont Law School and is the director of planning and environmental services in Redwood Falls, Minnesota As the climate program manager for the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing in the Greater Boston…

Northland College Students at Apostle Island Ice Caves

Coolest School in the Midwest

Sierra Magazine Recognizes Northland for Sustainability Initiatives

…sustainability initiatives. “We’re proud and pleased to have our efforts recognized—and we know that there’s a whole lot more that we can do, and look forward to doing,” said Scott Grinnell, director of sustainability initiatives at Northland College. In a list made public last month, Sierra places Northland College fifty-fifth…


Northland College Receives High Marks for Sustainability Achievements

…our students and faculty,” said Scott Grinnell, director of sustainability initiatives. “This assessment validates our intentional work to bring full-spectrum sustainability into the center of all we do as a college. With more than 800 participants in 30 countries, AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely recognized framework in the…

Eyes Wide Open book cover

Eyes Wide Open Author to Speak on Going Beyond the Headlines

…winner of The Nature Generation’s young adult nonfiction Green Earth Book Award. Fleischman has also received the Newbery Medal in 1989 for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, a Newbery Honor Award for Graven Images, the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Bull Run, and was a National Book…

Tom Fitz looking at rock

The Penokees are a Geologic Gem

University Place: The Complex Story Behind ‘Some Of The Oldest Rocks In Wisconsin’ By Scott Gordon, WisContext In a July 27, 2016, talk hosted by the Lafayette County 4-H club, recorded for Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place, Tom Fitz, associate professor of geology, delved into how the Penokees — “some…

Northland College graduate Olivia Anderson runs tests at the Burke Center lab

Summer Ideal Time for Gaining Professional Experience

Olivia Anderson, 2018 Graduate

…many of his classes, I was able to pursue projects centered around community and design. Scott Grinnell and his Renewable Energy and Sustainable Design class solidified my interest in sustainable design. John Van Hoesen at Green Mountain College, where I did an EcoLeague semester, piqued my interest in GIS. Most…

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Foxconn finds way to stick 7 million-gallon straw into Lake Michigan

Peter Annin says proposed diversion could be vulnerable to a legal challenge

…withdraw more than 7 million gallons a day from the lake, Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group could end up winning access to a similar amount of fresh water for its new Wisconsin factory with merely a stroke of a pen from Gov. Scott Walker, the company’s chief political sponsor. Foxconn’s bid…

solar garden

CRC Helps City Plan for Renewable Future

Center for Rural Communities Updates Ashland City Plan for Energy Independence

…the City is already doing to reduce energy consumption,” said Scott Grinnell, CRC faculty research associate, co-author of the report, and director of sustainability initiatives at Northland College. “The challenges of making the best with old and imperfect buildings are very similar to the challenges we have here at Northland…