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Soaking up the summer sun and sustainability

Northwestern students are crushing their sustainability internships this summer!

Student trash becomes another's treasure

The annual sustainNU Take it or Leave it program once again collected 10,000 lbs for donation to local charities.

Morty signs Real Food campus commitment

We are so proud of NU Real Food for working to get even more local and healthy food in our dining facilities!

Northwestern sees the light, and it’s green!

Northwestern wants only the best and most efficient lighting for its offices and classrooms.

Wind Turbine

Northwestern breezes into fifth place

NU purchases Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) equivalent to 50 percent of its total electricity usage.
Recycling at NU

Know before you throw; dual-stream recycling at NU

How much do you know about dual stream versus single stream recycling? Recycling Guru Julie Cahillane explains it all.
Alumni Relations and Development and Green Office Certification

Garnering support for a greener workplace

Alumni Relations and Development is the second largest department to be Green Office Certified!
EV vehicle

The Evanston campus goes electric

We’ve already added charging stations to the Evanston campus and now we are rolling out the first of our electric vehicle fleet.
Tree Campus USA

NU is a tree’s favorite place to be

NU has received national recognition for how we manage our trees. Faculty, staff, and students have been making an exceptional effort to educate the NU community about our beautiful landscape.


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.

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.