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United Tribes Tech

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United Tribes Technical College

School details:
Full-time enrollment: 751
Part-time enrollment: 149
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota


  • UTTC signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in September 2010.
  • The newly created Green Committee will advise on policies and procedures, including the creation of a formal green purchasing policy.
  • A greenhouse gas inventory is currently in progress and will be completed by September 2011.Â

Green Building

  • The Math, Science and Technology facility, under construction, is the school’s first green building. It will feature geothermal heating and air-conditioning and highly insulated walls and windows.
  • The cafeteria is being renovated to have better insulation and a new HVAC system.
  • To improve energy efficiency, campus buildings feature energy management systems that run partly on geothermal energy as well as efficient lighting and electric metering.

Climate Change & Energy

  • The college is beginning a campaign to encourage people to reduce their energy use.


  • Some plastics are recycled on campus.


  • Food is grown in an on-campus garden called the Dragonfly.
  • The dining halls serve organic food.
  • Trays are removed from dining halls on weekends to cut back on water consumption.
  • Environmentally friendly take-out containers are used.

Student Involvement

  • A student worker helps in the campus garden. The college has also hired a part-time student sustainability intern in the past.
  • Ten students have declared an environmental science minor.
  • The annual campus powwow includes Green Education presentations.


  • The school offers a free shuttle for all students and staff on the UTTC campus.
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