At Northland we live our sustainability mission every day. We consider how our actions will advance sustainability in all of its forms: health, community, culture, environment, energy, and economy. It’s from a full-spectrum point of view that we seek to understand, develop, and respond to our institutional goals. Going green is a part of everything you’ll do at Northland, from how you live, to what you learn, and ways you contribute.
Northland College has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
Northland College ranked as one of the top-10 undergraduate institutions in the world for overall sustainability, rating second in the academic category, focused on curriculum and research.
“Northland approaches sustainability in all of its forms — health, community, culture, environment, energy, and economy — and integrates it into the academic curriculum and the research done by 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. Read more.