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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.


Get Crafty and Green

June 1, 2020

Home projects or team building exercises can take a sustainable twist. These DIY and craft projects can be fun for you, your team, or your family.

Northwestern Recognized for Sustainability Achievements

June 1, 2020

Northwestern University received the second highest rating (STARS Gold) for collegiate sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Northwestern and Clearway announce historic partnership to bring clean, renewable energy to Illinois

May 21, 2020
from Northwestern Now

The University is the first major commercial subscriber to Clearway’s 60 MW Community Solar portfolio in Illinois.