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Earth Hour

NU powers down in support of Earth Hour

Please join us and turn off for Earth Hour 2014!

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!
Dance Marathon

Greening Dance Marathon

This year, DM broke its record by raising $1.3 million and lowered their environmental impact through collecting waste and tracking energy consumption.

The Campus Kitchens Project wipes out hunger and food waste

Campus Kitchens is bringing the first-annual summit to NU to raise awareness and take action in the fight against hunger and the prevention of food waste.

Kellogg Energy Conference highlights innovation and disruptive technologies in the energy industry

Kellogg’s annual energy conference brought together leaders in the energy industry to discuss the implications of new developments and technologies.

NU looks to lead in lab sustainability

Laboratories are often energy hogs and with nearly 2,000 labs on the Chicago and Evanston campuses, Facilities Management has identified opportunities for energy and water savings.

Northwestern Sustainability Fund awards an additional $16,000 to student initiatives

In its first year, the student-led Northwestern Sustainability Fund has given over $26,000 total to 12 projects, from adding new solar power to supporting the NU solar car team.

Recycle more. Waste less. sustainNU.

NU recycles 30% of our waste on campus. You can get us to 50%.
Greeks Greening NU

Greeks green NU

Sororities and Fraternities are working hard to lower their environmental footprint.