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The University's Sustainability Commitment

Northwestern is committed to fostering environmental and ethical stewardship, to providing a living-learning environment that supports student-, faculty-, and staff-led green initiatives, and to improving our built environment and natural ecology.

As one of the world’s leading academic institutions, Northwestern strives to be exemplary in addressing sustainability, climate change, and the opportunities and challenges they pose. The University is dedicated to creating a greener campus by reducing waste, conserving water and energy, and promoting sustainable modes of transportation.

Northwestern recognizes the power of teaching and research to lead to increased awareness and public understanding, knowledge transfer, discoveries, and new technologies. We are commited to achieving the greatest impact by offering courses and supporting research and partnerships that focus on sustainability, renewable energy, water conservation, and climate change.

Strategic Sustainability Plan 

Northwestern's Strategic Sustainability Plan is scheduled for publication in August of 2017. The plan sets measurable sustainability goals that address: the built environment, resource conservation, transportation, communication and engagement, and experiential learning. 

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