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Strategic Plan for Sustainability

Campus collaborates to develop sustainability plan

Northwestern’s initiative to create a Strategic Plan for Sustainability is built on broad engagement from across the University.
LEED buildings on campus

Building with sustainability in mind

Did you know that some of the buildings where you work or attend classes were specially designed to be more energy-efficient, produce less waste, and provide a healthier indoor environment for the NU community?
Recycling at NU

Waste less. Recycle more.

NU recycles 34 percent of our waste. You can get us to 50 percent.
Masters of Project Managment

McCormick School of Engineering masters program adds concentration in sustainability

The link between engineering and sustainability has never been more critical as our infrastructure and the environment intersect to influence critical global issues like climate change and energy use, water and resource scarcity, biodiversity. To help prepare students to address those challenges, the McCormick School of Engineering has added a Sustainability specialization to their Masters of Project Management graduate program.
office of sustainability

sustainNU holiday letter

Let us brag for a little about all the amazing sustainability initatives that happened this year.
Sarah Pritchard

Faculty and staff set the green bar high

Whether they teach environmental courses or work to keep our buildings energy efficient, these NU community members have made personal commitments to being environmentally responsible citizens.
electric vehicle charging stations

NU gets charged up for EVs

The Evanston campus gets electric with its first 4 electric vehicle charging stations.
Biodiesel Shuttles

NU’s shuttles fueled by fries

Students aren’t the only thing powered by the carbs in our dining halls!
Coach Fitz using a reusable water bottle

What do Morty, Coach Fitz, Burgie Howard, and Willie all have in common?

They all bleed purple and all support sustainability at NU. Watch our short, fun video to see what they are doing to make NU a leader in sustainability.

Rewarding those that go above and beyond to sustain NU

Northwestern University awards those who go green!
Green Office Certification signage in the Library

The Library is Green Office certified

With more than 250 staff members, the University Library, including its Seeley G. Mudd, Oak Grove, NU Press, and Schaffner locations along with the NU Press, is the first department to complete Green Office Certification.