Gateway Technical College was the top vote-getter in its Carnegie Classification in a national “green” video voting competition, garnering more than 2,005 votes in the April 1 to April 15 competition.
Gateway was tops in the Associate/Tribal classification, and was fourth overall among the 20 colleges from across the nation involved as part of being named a 2014 Climate Leadership Award finalist. Western Michigan University was the overall winner of the competition, also tops in the Doctorate classification.
The video featured Gateway’s green and sustainable practices and climate innovations on campus as well as with its communities and business partners.
Gateway was one of 20 colleges from across the United States named as a finalist for the award recognizing leadership and innovation in the area of environmentalism and sustainability in higher education.
The 2014 Climate Leadership Award is issued by Second Nature, a national nonprofit that works to create a healthy, just and sustainable society by transforming higher education. The awards, now in the fifth year, are an annual, national competition for colleges and universities that are signatories of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).