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Reducing NU’s footprint, one step (or pedal) at a time

Earlier this month, NU conducted its first comprehensive survey of transportation habits to assess how students, faculty, and staff get to and around our campuses.

Dance Marathon leaves smaller footprints

Dancers didn’t just raise money for a good cause, they also reduced their environmental impact!

NSF picks up the pace, funds another $20k in projects

This fall and winter, the Northwestern Sustainability Fund (NSF) awarded grants to support 14 more initiatives. Projects range from composting education to solar car development, and everything in between!

Meet the students, faculty, and staff awarded for their commitment to sustainability

Human Resources and the Office of Sustainability have created three awards to acknowledge those who green our campuses and curriculum. Learn about the latest NU Sustainability Excellence Award winners.

Power down for the planet

Join the Earth Hour movement and turn off lights and electronics on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm!

Building a better Northwestern

Northwestern’s campuses are being reshaped every day with new demands for innovative teaching and research spaces. But every project in every building where you work, attend classes, and live is designed to improve our energy-efficiency, produce less waste, and provide a healthier indoor environment.

New addition to the Service Excellence Awards

Northwestern doesn’t like to let good deeds go unnoticed! That’s why Human Resources and the Office of Sustainability teamed up to create three new awards to recognize NU community members.

It pays to go green

By creating the Green Accreditation Program, ASG Sustainability committee has made it easy for NU’s student organizations to be more conscious of the energy, water, and waste they create.

The life of an Eco-Rep

Changing everyday behaviors does come with its challenges. Luckily, Eco-Reps are on the job in the residence halls and colleges, Greek Houses, and off-campus life.
Strategic Plan for Sustainability

Campus collaborates to develop sustainability plan

Northwestern’s initiative to create a Strategic Plan for Sustainability is built on broad engagement from across the University.
LEED buildings on campus

Building with sustainability in mind

Did you know that some of the buildings where you work or attend classes were specially designed to be more energy-efficient, produce less waste, and provide a healthier indoor environment for the NU community?
electric vehicle charging stations

NU gets charged up for EVs

The Evanston campus gets electric with its first 4 electric vehicle charging stations.
Biodiesel Shuttles

NU’s shuttles fueled by fries

Students aren’t the only thing powered by the carbs in our dining halls!
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.
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.