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Your Winter Break Sustainability Check List

Dec 16, 2016
Winter break is already in progress for Northwestern undergraduates, and faculty and staff members are also preparing for a holiday break. Before leaving campus for the holidays, you can take steps to conserve energy while spaces are unoccupied.
Composting at Northwestern

Composting at Northwestern

Dec 16, 2016
sustainNU established a food waste composting program in 2012, in partnership with Northwestern Dining. The University also composts landscaping waste. Over the past year, approximately 15 percent of waste generated on campus was composted.
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Green Cup Saves Energy and Water

Dec 16, 2016
From October 17 through November 13, campus residences participated in Green Cup, a friendly competition to reduce energy and water use and engage in events focused on sustainability. The event resulted in significant energy and water savings. Winning residences in four categories claimed the Green Cup trophies, and prize money that can be used for sustainability themed activities or put toward Dance Marathon fundraising.
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Students Drive for a Better Solar Car

Dec 16, 2016
The Northwestern University Solar Car Team (NUsolar) is an undergraduate student organization that designs, builds, and races solar-powered vehicles. This past summer, NUsolar successfully competed against 19 other university teams at the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2016, a track race held at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. After returning to campus in the fall, students dove into the task of building SC7, the team’s seventh generation solar car.

Campus Transportation Survey Identifies Challenges and Opportunities

Dec 16, 2016
This fall, sustainNU released its inaugural campus-wide Transportation Survey in partnership with the University’s Office of Institutional Research and Transportation and Parking Services. The goal of the survey was to gather information that will inform efforts to make traveling to and from campus more convenient and environmentally sustainable.
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