GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Aquinas is dedicated to achieving sustainability and educating its students on its importance. In recognition of this, Aquinas has been named the West Michigan Sustainable Business of the Year by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.
The award was presented this October at the Forum’s annual Triple Bottom Line Bash, recognizing businesses who represent the triple bottom line values of people, planet, and profit.
Aquinas stood out amongst other finalists, including Amway and Grand Valley State University, amongst others.
The award praises Aquinas for the many ways it has integrated sustainability into all of its operations.
It was the first school in the U.S. to feature a Bachelor’s degree in sustainable business back in 2003.
The college also has six LEED (Leadership of in Energy and Environmental Design) certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Aquinas aspires to spread the message of sustainable business practices to its students and the larger Grand Rapids community.