Northeast Higher Education District Sustainability Collaborative – Hibbing, Itasca, Mesabi Range, Rainy River, and Vermilion Community Colleges: These five community colleges comprise the Northeast Higher Education District (NHED). Student sustainability teams at each NHED campus will focus on one of five areas relevant to the carbon footprint of higher-education institutions: student housing (Rainy River), commuting (Hibbing), food service (Itasca), solid waste (Mesabi Range), and lighting (Vermilion).
Century College has just completed renovating the entire West Campus parking lot. It is being used as a model by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency due to its state of the art areas of pervious asphalt, underground filtering features, and other features that greatly limit water runoff from the surface.
Central College is striving for LEED Platinum with its newest campus building. This will be Central's third LEED certified building on campus.