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Trash tacklers

Tackling Football Trash

Northwestern is working to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfills, and tackling the trash at athletic events is an important part of that effort. 

Pura Playa

Students Take on Plastic Waste

Northwestern students are involved in promoting sustainability both individually and through student organizations. One such organization is Pura Playa, a project of the student group Engineers for a Sustainable World. Pura Playa aims to reduce plastic waste in our community. Here is an update from Pura Playa on their their recent activities and their plans for the coming year.

Green Cup

Green Cup Encourages Sustainable Habits

Conservation efforts during Green Cup had an impact on energy and water use in the residence halls. 

Northwestern Signs White House Climate Pledge

This November, Northwestern was among more than 200 colleges and universities to sign on to the White House’s “American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge.” The pledge demonstrates the University’s support for strong action on climate change and its commitment to reducing its own impact on the climate. 

EPA award photo

Wildcats go to Washington for the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Awards

This October, Northwestern University was honored with a 2015 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Ryan Center

Northwestern Goes for the Gold

This month Northwestern added to its list of certified green buildings when the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts LEED Gold for New Construction.