ILCC Receives Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability Award
(Estherville)-- Iowa Lakes Community College has received a special accolade for reducing its impact on the environment, improving health and wellness and teaching effective environmental education. ILCC is the only school in Iowa and one of only nine postsecondary schools in the nation to receive a Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability award from the U.S. Department of Education.
Iowa Lakes Community College was specifically honored for its 66,000 square foot garden and for its wind turbines both for training students and for generating power.
The college was also recognized for its geothermal heating and cooling systems, automatic hand dryers, and for recycling food service grease for biodiesel.
The college sent two representatives to Washington, DC for the July 19 awards ceremony.