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Northland College students ride bikes past solar panels


…bike racks? Northland’s REFund program doles out $45,000 each year for student-initiated sustainability projects on campus. Learn more» Environmental Council For a more civic-minded option, consider running for a position that lets you discuss environmental issues at the campus, community, national, and global level. A great way to participate in…

Straw bans? Composting buckets?

Wisconsin Campuses Adopt Dramatic 'Green' Changes

…looking for.” Sierra magazine this fall included Northland on its “Coolest Schools” list for commitment to the environment and sustainability initiatives, ranking it 55th overall, 14th among undergraduate colleges and first in Wisconsin. “I think when students come to Northland, they realize it’s easy to live more sustainably when you…

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…

Red canoe on a lake

Fall Festival Schedule

…p.m. Baldwin Commons Lunch – outside seating available 11:00 a.m–2:30 p.m. Penthouse CSE Alumni Archives Open 12–5 p.m. Ponzio Campus Center Check-in Open—Let us know you arrived 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….

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…