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Campus Offices Go Green

The Green Office Certification program engages Northwestern staff and faculty in efforts to create more environmentally friendly workplaces on campus. Participating offices receive guidance from the Office of Sustainability as they work to conserve energy, reduce waste, and adopt other environmentally sustainable practices. This spring, three new groups received Green Office Certification.


Student Group Feature: The Athletic Sustainability Committee

Spectator sports involve significant amounts of money and resources, and generate lots of waste. Sports can provide a unique platform to address these issues, thanks to their ability to unite people from different backgrounds who may not usually be interested in sustainability. With this in mind, student athletes and others involved in the Northwestern University Department of Athletics have stepped up to form the Athletics Sustainability Committee (ASC). 

Earth Week

Earth Month 2016

Northwestern celebrated Earth Month throughout April with a wide variety of activities designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. This year, the Office of Sustainability hosted several fun and educational events in partnership with student organizations, offices, and academic departments. Here are a few highlights of the 2016 celebrations.

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Move Out Made Easy with Donation and Recycling

For students, the end of the school year is fast approaching, and before you know it you’ll be faced with the reality of how much stuff you’ve amassed over the last nine months. Donation and recycling options on campus and in Evanston make it easy to lighten your load while minimizing the amount of trash you generate.  

Get Ready for the 2016 Bike Commuter Challenge

The Bike Commuter Challenge is an annual week-long biking celebration organized by the Active Transportation Alliance. The event encourages new and experienced riders to get out and bike while creating friendly workplace competition among Chicagoland companies and organizations. This year, the competition kicks off on Friday, June 10 and runs through Friday, June 17.