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Sustainability is a Priority at Northwestern

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Our Strategic Sustainability Plan

Northwestern is committed to fostering environmental and ethical stewardship. The Northwestern Strategic Sustainability Plan is a comprehensive planning resource that supports and guides the University’s sustainability programs.


Find out more about sustainability on campus.


sustainNU releases 2019-2020 Sustainability Report

January 28, 2021

sustainNU has released its 2019-2020 annual report. This report highlights Northwestern's progress in addressing our impact on the environment and commitment to sustainability.

Welsh-Ryan Arena and Trienens Performance Center Renovations Achieve LEED Gold Certification

January 28, 2021

The Welsh-Ryan Arena and Trienens Performance Center renovation projects have achieved LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on December 2nd, 2020, adding to the University’s impressive list of LEED-certified buildings.

Wildcats Choose to Reuse

January 28, 2021

If you’ve eaten in one of Northwestern’s campus dining halls lately, you are likely familiar with the reusable purple OZZI to-go container. These containers are not only a handy and secure way to transport your meal, they also help make Northwestern a little more sustainable.