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Bike to Work Week 2014

Join NU's Bike Commuter Challenge team

Over 278 NU riders have participated in Bike to Work Week this year!
Take it or leave it Move out Program

NU students start summer right

The academic year has come to close and students have moved out of the Residential Halls and Colleges, leaving clothes, small household items, and nonperishable food to be collected by the Take it or Leave it program and donated to charity.

Eco-Reps lead the charge towards a greener NU

As Eco-Reps continue to expand to the off-campus community; they spread knowledge about sustainability at NU to the entire student body.
ASG Sustainability Committee logo

Sustainability continues to be a focus for student government

Since Fall 2012, the Associated Student Government (ASG) Sustainability Committee has made great strides to ensure NU is a leader in sustainability. This year, they chose to focus on embedding sustainability in ASG funded student groups and events.
Hoop House

What’s the hoopla about the hoop house?

Thanks to the efforts of Northwestern University’s Brady Scholars, NU has added a hoop house garden to campus.
NU Professor Eric Masanet

Sustainability courses prepare students for global and local challenges

In the past two years, NU has significantly expanded the number of courses focused on sustainability and brought in new exciting new faculty to support the effort. Okay, so Mark Witte isn’t exactly new…

Round three: NU Sustainability Fund awards $16,000 to student initiatives

From a bike repair shop at Norris to an entrepreneurial web-based platform to track and incentivize lowering homeowners energy consumption, the Sustainability Fund is catalyzing innovative student projects and programs.
Arbor Day

The grass really is greener at NU

Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses occupy more than 260 acres. When planning and maintaining the campus landscape, Facilities Management makes ecosystem preservation a priority.

Purchasing responsibly at NU

NU Purchasing Resource Services considers sustainability practices when selecting new vendors, providing the University with cost-effective environmentally responsible options.
Divvy Bikes

Bike sharing: coming to a campus near you

NU’s two campuses are fortunate to be in bikeable cities. In fact, the city of Evanston is looking into the Divvy Bike sharing program after watching Chicago’s program become a smashing success!