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December

Green Cup Encourages Sustainable Habits

December 22, 2015
From October 19 through November 15, student residences competed in the Green Cup challenge, an event designed to promote energy and water conservation and other sustainable practices.

Students Take on Plastic Waste

December 15, 2015
Northwestern students are involved in promoting sustainability both individually and through student organizations.

Tackling Football Trash

December 6, 2015
Northwestern is working to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfills, and tackling the trash at athletic events is an important part of that effort.

October

Northwestern Goes for the Gold

October 26, 2015
This month Northwestern added to its list of certified green buildings when the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts LEED Gold for New Construction.

Cyclers Win with Bike2Campus

October 15, 2015
From October 9 through 16, Chicago-area colleges and universities participated in Bike2Campus week.

Ready, Set, Reduce

October 8, 2015
The primary goal of Green Cup is to reduce electricity and water use as compared with established baselines for each residence.

July

Student trash becomes another's treasure

July 9, 2015
During this spring’s move-out the Take it or Leave it program collected 10,000 pounds of clothing, household items, and food, diverting these items from the landfill and donating them to local charities.

May

The Evanston campus goes electric

May 22, 2015
Transportation is the third largest contributor to Northwestern’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and NU is taking a multi-faceted approach to reducing those emissions by helping commuters and our fleet go electric.

April

Evanston is the 2015 Earth Hour Capital of the US!

April 23, 2015
On Saturday, March 28, 2015, more than 7,000 cities and towns across 162 countries turned off their lights and unplugged their electronics in support of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s Earth Hour.

NU is a tree’s favorite place to be

April 14, 2015
Northwestern’s Evanston campus is honored to join more than 200 colleges and universities in being nationally acknowledged for identifying procedures and practices to establish, protect, and maintain its trees.

Spring is here, let’s Bike2Campus

April 3, 2015
Northwestern University’s Office of Sustainability, the Associated Student Government, and NU’s Cycling Committee partnered to conduct the University’s first comprehensive survey to understand the habits of local commuters.

March

Reducing NU’s footprint, one step (or pedal) at a time

March 31, 2015
Northwestern University’s Office of Sustainability, the Associated Student Government, and NU’s Cycling Committee partnered to conduct the University’s first comprehensive survey to understand the habits of local commuters.

Dance Marathon leaves smaller footprints

March 27, 2015
What you might not have heard is how NUDM worked to reduce environmental impact by minimizing its carbon footprint and diverting waste through composting and recycling.

Power down for the planet

March 6, 2015
Earth Hour is the world’s largest global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness about climate change.

February

Building a better Northwestern

February 25, 2015
All new construction and major renovation projects, regardless of scope or cost will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified.

It pays to go green

February 16, 2015
This fall, the Associated Student Government (ASG) Sustainability Committee (SusCom) released its first list of green-accredited student groups.

The life of an Eco-Rep

February 5, 2015
There are more than 50 Eco-Reps representing on-campus, Greek, and off-campus life this year.

January

Building with sustainability in mind

January 15, 2015
NU is committed to managing its impact on the environment through strategic initiatives to reduce energy and resource consumption as well as to eliminate waste.

Waste less. Recycle more.

January 8, 2015
The Office of Sustainability has a work-study student dedicated to increasing recycling on campus.
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