The University of Minnesota Morris has a number of achievements to celebrate. Recently ranked as the #1 campus in the United States for producing the most renewable electricity on campus per student, UMN Morris is building a legacy in the clean energy industry. Additionally, the campus has been recognized as one of Minnesota's most diverse universities, with nearly two-thirds of students coming from populations that have historically been underserved in higher education. A UMN Morris program called Intercultural Sustainability Leaders (ISLe) is working to fuse these strengths to further serve students.
In 2022, with support from the University of Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) ISLe launched a clean energy curriculum for students. Throughout the Spring semester, the partnership engaged college students from diverse backgrounds to meet with a range of clean energy professionals, including Indigenous leaders. The team also focused on learning more about clean energy in the Morris community, which included a tour of the Morris Public Library, which utilizes geothermal energy and a solar rooftop array.