We advance sustainability through our operations, education, and community engagement. We are committed to climate action. With the first geothermal district energy system in MN & a history of innovation, we have reduced our natural gas use by 60-70%. Now we are developing our next actions focused on eliminating operational emissions, scaling sustainability across the curriculum, and deepening experiences in sustainability solutions on campus and in our community. See sustainability in our institutional strategic plan.

The Sustainability Working Group will soon release a report and plan sharing our goals and strategies for change in decarbonization, education, and collaboration with local and higher education networks to accelerate change. See our review informed by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners.

sustainability awards

Peer Leader banquet- the start of the goodbyes & hellos. It was lovely to reflect on highlights & what is ahead. —-missing a few here, & thinking of all!

Peer Leader banquet- the start of the goodbyes & hellos. It was lovely to reflect on highlights & what is ahead. —-missing a few here, & thinking of all! ...

Getting ready to help kids measure water temperature & clarity at Lyman Lakes for BeaverFest this Saturday from 11-4.  We’ll be part of the many activity stations & data will be recorded & part of our plan to engage our community in discussions about water & climate resilience.  #communityscience #climateaction #beaverfest

Getting ready to help kids measure water temperature & clarity at Lyman Lakes for BeaverFest this Saturday from 11-4. We’ll be part of the many activity stations & data will be recorded & part of our plan to engage our community in discussions about water & climate resilience. #communityscience #climateaction #beaverfest ...

Come to our nature drawing & watercolor event next Monday! This event is in collaboration with Carleton Mutual Aid! Register using the QR Code

Come to our nature drawing & watercolor event next Monday! This event is in collaboration with Carleton Mutual Aid! Register using the QR Code ...

Join our team! We are seeking a 5th year educational associate & sustainability coordinator.  Check out this ode to Kenta, next year this could be you:). Graduating Seniors can apply on Work Day, or reach out to Sarah Fortner to express interest.

Join our team! We are seeking a 5th year educational associate & sustainability coordinator. Check out this ode to Kenta, next year this could be you:). Graduating Seniors can apply on Work Day, or reach out to Sarah Fortner to express interest. ...

Work on the student farm!

Work on the student farm! ...

Beaverfest! (A little advertising for this event in May at the @northfield.earth.day)

Beaverfest! (A little advertising for this event in May at the @northfield.earth.day) ...

Earth Day Contra Dance- great mix of @northfield.earth.day @carletonstudentfarm @carletoncollege student & Northfield community members.  Lovely to be in community with you all!

Earth Day Contra Dance- great mix of @northfield.earth.day @carletonstudentfarm @carletoncollege student & Northfield community members. Lovely to be in community with you all! ...

Photos from yesterday’s Bike Repair Fair with the @carleton_makers !

Photos from yesterday’s Bike Repair Fair with the @carleton_makers ! ...

Great panel on housing & energy justice in Anderson basement from Minnesota.

Great panel on housing & energy justice in Anderson basement from Minnesota. ...