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Haskell Indian Nations University

School details:
Full-time enrollment: 942
Location: Lawrence, Kansas

Green Building

  • Haskell is working on a green building policy.
  • The university is planning to renovate Minoka Hall according to LEED-Silver specifications. The building will feature new windows and straw-bale insulation.
  • To decrease energy use, existing buildings feature energy management systems, efficient lighting, and timers for temperature control.
  • Low-flow faucets and showerheads and waterless urinals have been installed to save water, and campus buildings feature water metering.

Climate Change & Energy

  • Haskell is working on an inventory of its greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Preventative maintenance is regularly performed on building energy systems.
  • The university holds campaigns to encourage members of the campus community to reduce their energy use.


  • The school recycles traditional materials including aluminum, cardboard, glass, paper, and some plastics.
  • Haskell also recycles its used computers and printer cartridges.


  • The dining halls serve local foods.

Student Involvement

  • Students are engaged with sustainability topics through guest speakers, environmental volunteer projects, and eco-friendly events.
  • The university is developing a competition for reducing energy use and recycling in dorms.
  • The Haskell Wetlands Preservation Organization and the Ecology Club are dedicated to protecting wetland ecosystems, including the wetland next to campus.
  • Twenty-five students have declared an environmental science academic major.


  • To promote walking and biking on campus, the campus interior roads are closed to cars.
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