The award recognizes Winona State for its campus sustainability efforts and its long-term work on recycling and waste reduction.
WSU was one of the first signatories of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007. Since then, the university has engaged in significant study and celebration of sustainability through its academic offerings, community events and residential living options, and has participated annually in the nationwide Recyclemania competition.
Sustain Winona is a partnership of Winona’s seven largest institutions that have worked collaboratively on sustainability initiatives since 2005. The partnership’s mission is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the promotion of energy conservation, low-carbon energy technologies and pollution-prevention strategies.
For more information contact Joan Francioni at JFrancioni@winona.edu.