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Coach Fitz using a reusable water bottle

What do Morty, Coach Fitz, Burgie Howard, and Willie all have in common?

They all bleed purple and all support sustainability at NU. Watch our short, fun video to see what they are doing to make NU a leader in sustainability.

Rewarding those that go above and beyond to sustain NU

Northwestern University awards those who go green!
Green Office Certification signage in the Library

The Library is Green Office certified

With more than 250 staff members, the University Library, including its Seeley G. Mudd, Oak Grove, NU Press, and Schaffner locations along with the NU Press, is the first department to complete Green Office Certification.
Divvy bikes

Divvy bicycle sharing wheeling into Evanston

Divvy, already the nation’s largest bike sharing program, is coming to Evanston thanks to persistence and hard work of the City’s team.
NU Professor Eric Masanet

Sustainability courses prepare students for global and local challenges

In the past two years, NU has significantly expanded the number of courses focused on sustainability and brought in new exciting new faculty to support the effort. Okay, so Mark Witte isn’t exactly new…
Northwestern Sustainability Fund

Round three: NU Sustainability Fund awards $16,000 to student initiatives

From a bike repair shop at Norris to an entrepreneurial web-based platform to track and incentivize lowering homeowners energy consumption, the Sustainability Fund is catalyzing innovative student projects and programs.
Arbor Day

The grass really is greener at NU

Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses occupy more than 260 acres. When planning and maintaining the campus landscape, Facilities Management makes ecosystem preservation a priority.
Purchasing at NU

Purchasing responsibly at NU

NU Purchasing Resource Services considers sustainability practices when selecting new vendors, providing the University with cost-effective environmentally responsible options.