North Central College - Naperville, IL

Project initiated by Heidi Goetsch ’14 headlines Earth Week activities

Heidi Goetsch ’14
North Central invites campus community to join a special celebration of Earth Day that includes award presentation and planting native gardens April 22.

North Central College invites faculty, staff, students and members of the community to join in a special celebration of Earth Day at noon, Tuesday, April 22, at Oesterle Library.

Investment in LED lighting slashes energy costs

North Central College has installed modern LED lighting in Merner Field House to reduce energy and maintenance costs.

A sustainability project that modernized the lighting inside Gregory Arena and pool deck in Merner Field House will result in drastic reductions in energy consumption and maintenance costs in these facilities.

Over the winter months, new LED lights were installed with the help of $26,000 in grant funding from the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency through the City of Naperville toward the cost of the two projects. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, a solid state form of lighting that converts electricity directly into light. 

North Central is using sustainable solutions for holiday decorations

North Central College uses sustainable decorations—living evergreen trees and real wreaths and garlands—to deck the halls during the holidays.

As part of its commitment to practice environmental responsibility, North Central College is using “green” alternatives to artificial holiday decorations.

North Central College hosts recycling event for community on campus

Drop-off location: parking lot behind Merner Field House
DuPage County residents are invited to take part in a Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at North Central College.

DuPage County residents are invited to take part in a Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at North Central College.

The event will take place in the parking lots behind North Central’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., and Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St. The entrance to the lots is located where Porter Avenue intersects with Loomis Street. Volunteers will direct traffic and assist customers dropping off donations.

North Central College student receives campus ecology fellowship

North Central College Junior Heidi Goetsch was awarded a Campus Ecology Fellowship through the National Wildlife Federation.

Heidi Goetsch ’14 is just one of 10 students nationwide to receive a Campus Ecology Fellowship through the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The grant will fund long-term improvements to campus, thanks to Goetsch’s leadership in establishing a new native plant garden at Oesterle Library—and gives Goetsch an experience that complements her environmental studies minor.

North Central College ranks among the top green colleges in North America

Cardinal red bikes are available to students for free
For the third straight year, North Central College earns spot among The Princeton Review’s top green colleges for its ongoing sustainability efforts.

For the third straight year, North Central College joins The Princeton Review’s list of “greenest” colleges in North America for its ongoing commitment to sustainability.

The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, released its fourth annual “Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.” The book includes a list of standards for judging some 806 colleges, as well as descriptions of each college’s environmentally conscious features.
 

April 16 screening of “Con los Brazos Abiertos” documentary

North Central students at ceramics shop in Totonicapn, Guatemala
North Central College faculty and students present free screening of collaborative documentary project about sustainable tourism in Guatemala.

North Central College faculty and students have collaborated to create a documentary, titled “Con los Brazos Abiertos,” about sustainable tourism in Guatemala. A free screening will be shown to the campus community at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center.

“The film project,” says Matthew Krystal, associate professor of political science, sociology and anthropology, “is primarily about professional development and faculty-student collaboration in the production of films on anthropological and economic topics.”

North Central alumnus, advisor to EPA to discuss federal sustainability efforts.

Charlie Bartsch ’73
Charlie Bartsch ’73, senior advisor for economic development to the EPA, will give a lunchtime lecture that’s open to campus community Friday, April 12.

Charlie Bartsch—a North Central College Class of 1973 alumnus and political science and history major—will give a lunchtime lecture that’s open to the campus community on Friday, April 12. He is senior program advisor for economic development to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assistant administrator Mathy Stanislaus.

North Central College is first DuPage university to earn Earth Flag for sustainability

North Central College is the first college or university in DuPage County to earn an Earth Flag for its sustainability initiatives.

NOTE: An Earth Flag presentation event scheduled for April 18 was canceled. It may be rescheduled for a later date.

North Central College is the first college or university in DuPage County to train students and employees about energy conservation and meet other requirements to earn an Earth Flag for its sustainability initiatives.

Graham was featured speaker at composting conference

Brittany Graham, sustainability coordinator
Brittany Graham, North Central College sustainability coordinator, spoke at statewide conference about the College’s Kaufman Dining Hall composting project.

Brittany Graham, North Central College sustainability coordinator, was a featured speaker at a statewide composting conference held Feb. 7 at the Westin Hotel in Lombard. She talked about North Central’s composting project at Kaufman Dining Hall as a successful model of waste reduction strategies.

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