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Green Institute

Ensuring resource stewardship is a formal priority of Heartland Community College.

Established in 2008, The Green Institute supports Heartland Community College's college-wide priorities and goals related to resource stewardship and sustainability. We provide resources and develop and implement environmental sustainability programs and initiatives that respond to the needs and interests of the campus and wider community, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling, local food and water conservation.

Activities and Initiatives

Campus Sustainability

Our sustainability efforts on campus include recycling, LEED buildings, public transportation and much more. 

Resource Center 

The resource center is dedicated to environmental education. It includes publications and online resources and is open to students, faculty, businesses, residents, K-12 schools, higher education institutions and environmental organizations.

Community Education Classes

We offer a variety of classes for students and the community on sustainability.

Career and Employee Training

We want to help you and your business advance in the growing green economy. From energy efficiency to biodiversity, we can help.

Degree and Certificate Programs

Earn a degree or certificate in sustainable design, renewable energies technologies or environmental controls.

The Pregracke Center

This dedicated space honors the environmental reclamation work of Heartland alumnus Chad Pregracke.

LEED Certified Buildings

The College works hard reduce the campus’ environmental impact. Learn more about our LEED buildings.

Green Institute Resources

The Green Institute Resource Room is located on the 1st floor in the north atrium of the Workforce Development Center.