Linfield College recognized for student action on sustainability

Sustainability at Linfield CollegeLinfield College was named a “Silver Level School” by myActions for the work its students put into sustainability efforts during the 2014 fall semester.

The myActions organization bills itself as the leading student-powered college network for sharing sustainable and socially responsible actions. Linfield was one of only four colleges in the northwest to receive recognition, and one of the top two among those four.

“We are proud to shine the spotlight on student actions and student leaders. Throughout the semester, students have shared actions in an effort to inspire peers and better understand both personal and collective impact,” said Kristine Sturgeon, president of myActions. “It has been a wide range from an everyday action, like recycling at sporting events or helping out at a soup kitchen to epic events like creating public art from red cups after the weekend and organizing community programs.”

The Student Actions Awards are based on a methodology that celebrates student progress, momentum and impact for the most recent semester. Recognition is awarded on four different levels: Green Level, Silver Level, Gold Level and Platinum Level. All 87 schools are being recognized for excellence.

“This award represents the initiative that Linfield students are taking with sustainability in their everyday lives,” said Duncan Reid, Linfield College sustainability coordinator. “I am proud of our students for engaging with this program.”