Iowa Lakes receives Green award

7 May 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College received word that it has been designated as a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee. Iowa Lakes is the only educational institution in the state of Iowa to receive this honor in 2017.

"We are very honored to be named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee," said Valerie Newhouse, President of Iowa Lakes.

She is proud of those who have worked to make the college environmentally green.

"The environmental efforts woven throughout Iowa Lakes have indeed been a work in progress. Students, employees and the Board of Trustees have worked together to implement a variety of initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint. And, our efforts are reflected in the classroom as students take interdisciplinary courses and general education courses which incorporate sustainability."

Just nine colleges from across the country were selected for this 2017 honor.

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