Northland College recognized for ‘green’ practicesA national publication for excellence in environmentally focused education named Northland College among top green schools.
A national publication for excellence in environmentally focused education named Northland College among top green schools.
The Princeton Review listed Northland among 322 top environmental schools in the nation.
“At Northland, we encourage our students, faculty and staff to do more than tout “green” ideas. We challenge them to think differently and live differently. We’re delighted to be named to the Princeton Review’s list of top green schools,” said Michael A. Miller, president of Northland College. “Students receive an education with a unique environmental emphasis. The Northland curriculum combines courses on sustainability, with hands-on learning opportunities. The education Northland students receive is enhanced by its setting amid the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Lake Superior.
The Review staff scored hundreds of schools across the nation and Canada on its “Green Rating” using a scale from 60 to 99. More than 50 questions were posed to institution staff about sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. Of 806 institutions scored, 322 schools received “Green Rating” scores of 83 or above, including Northland College.
“We remain committed to enhancing sustainability across the board with practices that promote social, cultural, economic and community development,” said Miller.
The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges features schools that show a strong commitment to sustainability in academics, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. The Princeton Review collaborated with the nonprofit organization U.S. Green Building Council, which developed the LEED green building rating system.
Northland College ranks among other top green schools in Wisconsin, including University of Wisconsin campuses in Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee.
Northland was also recognized among top green schools compared to Minnesota, including the University of Minnesota campuses in Duluth, Twin Cities, Morris, Carleton College, University of Saint Thomas and Gustavus Adolphus College.