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Reintroducing sustainNU

Oct 24, 2016
Northwestern’s sustainability program is undergoing a transformation in how we structure our efforts, and as part of that process, we’re adopting a new, old name. For some time, “sustainNU” referred to both Northwestern’s Office of Sustainability and broader sustainability efforts on campus. Starting this October, we decided to drop the Office of Sustainability title and identify our campus-wide sustainability program simply as sustainNU.
Green cup trophies

Green Cup is Underway

Oct 24, 2016
From October 17 through November 13, students on campus in Evanston are competing in Green Cup. This event challenges students to reduce energy and water use in their residences and to participate in sustainability-related events.
Norris Green Office

Offices at Norris and the Law School Go Green

Oct 24, 2016
The Green Office Certification program engages Northwestern staff and faculty in efforts to create more environmentally friendly workplaces on campus. Two new groups recently received Green Office Certification. The offices at Norris University Center completed an extensive effort to green their practices, and the Administrative Services offices and dean’s office at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law became the first offices on the Chicago campus to complete Green Office certification.
waste bins

Digging into the Trash to Reduce Waste

Oct 24, 2016
Northwestern is planning to take a close look at the trash collected on campus to identify opportunities to reduce waste and increase recycling.
Energy scan

Getting Strategic about Energy Management

Oct 24, 2016
Northwestern is working with partners with ComEd and Nicor Gas to take a strategic approach to managing energy use and make significant energy saving improvements on the Evanston campus.
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