Saturday, January 21, 2017

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa

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Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

School details:
Full-time enrollment: 70
Part-time enrollment: 40
Location: Baraga, Michigan


  • The college’s strategic plan features an emphasis on sustainability.

Green Building

  • Keweenaw Bay is planning one building that will meet LEED standards.
  • To improve energy efficiency, lighting sensors and timers for temperature control have been installed in existing buildings.

Climate Change & Energy

  • The campus is exploring the option of generating renewable solar or wind energy on campus.


  • Paper, some plastics, and aluminum cans are recycled.
  • The college also recycles its used printer cartridges.

Student Involvement

  • The college hosts Earth Day activities, including the Tribal natural resource department’s science fair. For this activity, college students went to local elementary schools and shared information about environmental topics; this year, they discussed native plants and their pollinators.
  • The student government and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society have placed recycling receptacles around campus.
  • Students will work in the new campus greenhouse to grow vegetables and flowers.
  • Several courses at the college discuss sustainability and alternative energy sources.
  • Eight students have declared an academic major in environmental science.
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