April usually means spring in Minnesota (although that’s been debatable this year). It’s also the month where people across the country and the world celebrate Earth Day with events and cleanup efforts. The environmental movement has changed a lot since 1970, moving to the mainstream in the public consciousness — in no small part due to the advocacy of college students and the campuses that listened to them.
Learn about three programs tackling this issue that were honored with awards from Minnesota Campus Compact.
Whether it’s a student championing community gardening or a faculty member fighting food insecurity on campus, many Minnesota private colleges are connecting with their communities to address the issue of food injustice. And the topic was a popular theme among the community engagement efforts that won awards this month at Minnesota Campus Compact’s annual summit. Seven awards involving Minnesota Private Colleges focused on food.
Favorite facts about our colleges The Council has compiled some of our favorite facts about our 17 member institutions, demonstrating our collective impact. View them online or download or order the Fact Card.