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Leech Lake  

Leech Lake Tribal College

School details:
Full-time enrollment: 187
Part-time enrollment: 77
Location: Cass Lake, Minnesota


  • The college is considering creating a sustainability plan and is working on a formal green purchasing policy.
  • LLTC emphasizes sustainability in its campus master plan and its strategic plan.
  • Recycled paper is purchased for school printers.

Green Building

  • To save energy in campus buildings, energy-efficient lighting, lighting sensors, and variable-speed drives have been installed.
  • The Trades building includes water metering, and low-flow toilets have been installed on campus.

Climate Change & Energy

  • The college has lowered temperature set points.
  • Building systems are regularly tuned up to increase their energy efficiency.
  • Power-saving settings have been enabled on campus computers.


  • The college recycles all traditional materials, including aluminum, cardboard, glass, paper, and all plastics.
  • The school’s used batteries, computers, light bulbs, and printer cartridges are also recycled, as well as students’ old cell phones.
  • Campus gardens are fertilized with compost.

Student Involvement

  • Students can get involved with sustainability on campus by attending guest speaker lectures.
  • Opportunities for sustainability volunteer projects focus on recycling, renewable or alternative energy, and environmental clean-ups.
  • The college offers an academic minor in environmental science, which 22 students have declared.
  • Carpentry students are constructing environmentally friendly housing.


  • Free or subsidized transportation to local destinations is available.
  • written by admin

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