Monday, January 16, 2017

White Earth Tribal

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White Earth Tribal and Community College

School details:
Full-time enrollment: 100
Part-time enrollment: 35
Location: Mahnomen, Minnesota


  • The college is interested in creating a formal sustainability policy.

Green Building

  • One building, under construction, will seek LEED green building certification.
  • Energy-efficiency technologies in existing buildings include LED lights and lighting sensors.
  • To save water, some buildings feature low-flow faucets, and campus grounds use weather-informed irrigation.

Climate Change & Energy

  • Temperatures have been set back to conserve energy.
  • To encourage people on campus to save energy, trade-in programs are available for inefficient appliances, and campaigns are held to raise awareness about sustainability.
  • White Earth is exploring the option of installing wind turbines on campus to generate energy.


  • A number of traditional materials are recycled on campus, including aluminum, cardboard, paper, and all plastics.
  • The school also recycles the used batteries, light bulbs, and printer cartridges that it generates.

Student Involvement

  • To engage students with environmental issues, the college abides by sustainability principles for some of its events.
  • White Earth offers an environmental science major.
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