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Bike Sharing Comes to the Evanston Campus

Jul 18, 2016
A new environmentally friendly transportation option is now available on Northwestern’s Evanston campus with the introduction of Divvy Bike Share. Thanks to a partnership between the University, the City of Evanston and others, 100 Divvy bikes and 10 bike share stations were installed around Evanston in late June.

Meet Northwestern’s New Sustainability Director

Jul 18, 2016
Kathia Benitez joined the Office of Sustainability in June 2016 as the director of sustainability. Kathia is responsible for providing leadership and management to ensure integration of sustainable practices throughout the University’s campuses. She will coordinate and administer sustainability and energy efficiency programs in collaboration with students, faculty and staff.
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Northwestern Bike Commuters Score a Victory

Jul 18, 2016
Each June Northwestern competes in the Bike Commuter Challenge organized by the Active Transportation Alliance. This year Northwestern won in its category of educational institutions with 5,000 or more employees, edging out the University of Illinois at Chicago for the greatest percentage of employees who logged rides during the competition.

Donations Collected During Move-Out Benefit Local Charities

Jul 18, 2016
Each June during student move-out, the Office of Sustainability coordinates the “Take it or Leave it” program, collecting items that students no longer want and donating them to local charitable organizations. This year more than 400 pounds of food was donated to Campus Kitchens NU (CKNU). In addition to the food, nearly 20,000 pounds of clothing and household goods were collected for donation to Goodwill.

Aiming for Efficiency with ENERGY STAR

Jul 18, 2016
Northwestern has set some ambitious goals for improving energy efficiency in campus facilities, aiming to achieve a 20 percent reduction in energy use intensity (EUI) by 2020. The University’s ongoing partnership with the ENERGY STAR® program is a key part of efforts to achieve these goals.
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