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 ranked first in curriculum for its courses, programs, and learning outcomes in sustainability, as well as living laboratory initiatives, immersive experiences, sustainability literacy and faculty development according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Sustainable Campus Index. The index evaluates using the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a voluntary framework used by hundreds of colleges and universities to measure, report, and strengthen their contributions to global sustainability.
Northland has also earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from AASHE which measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
“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.