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Funds Available for Student Sustainability Projects

Do you have an innovative idea for a sustainability project affecting the Northwestern community? Submit your application today to the Northwestern Sustainability Fund. All project applications are due by May 23.

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Northwestern Dining Supports Sustainable Food

Northwestern Dining’s approach to sustainability focuses on educating students and providing them with opportunities to practice sustainable dining habits. During Earth Month, Northwestern Dining will be hosting a variety of events to inform and involve the University community.

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Celebrate Earth Week at Northwestern

April 22 is Earth Day, and Northwestern student groups, offices, and departments are planning environmentally themed events throughout the month of April. Plant a tree, race to turn off lights, visit Mount Trashmore, take in a green athletic event, and much more.

Beyond Earth Week

Beyond Earth Week

Northwestern’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond a single week-long celebration, and there are opportunities for all members of the University community to get involved throughout the year. Learn how you can stay involved on campus and beyond.


Students and Staff Making a Sustainable Difference

Each quarter, the Sustainability Excellence Awards recognize students, faculty, and staff members who have gone above and beyond to promote environmentally sustainable practices at Northwestern. This spring, the student award went to senior Renee Wellman, and the award for faculty and staff went to the office of Student Organizations and Activities.