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Leading the Way Toward a More Sustainable Future

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sustainNU is a University-wide program that engages students, faculty, and staff in reducing Northwestern’s impact on the environment, leading the way toward a more sustainable future. The program supports the execution of the University’s Strategic Sustainability Plan and commitment to cultivating an ecologically sound, socially just, and economically sustainable culture at Northwestern. sustainNU spearheads programs and cross-institutional initiatives to realize these goals, encouraging our entrepreneurial students, industry-leading researchers, world-class faculty, and dedicated staff to integrate sustainability into all their endeavors.

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Equity & Justice

sustainNU is committed to fighting against racism, discrimination, and injustice as we work to embed sustainability throughout Northwestern operations and culture. We acknowledge that racism and other forms of discrimination permeate our society, and Universities are not exempt. We embrace Northwestern’s commitment to social justice and the leadership of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni in advocating and fighting for equity.

Learn about our commitment to inclusiveness

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Awards & Recognition

Northwestern has been recognized as a local, regional, and national leader in promoting sustainability.

Learn more about NU’s sustainability awards

Work Study & Internship Opportunities

sustainNU periodically offers work-study opportunities. Reach out to learn more about opportunities to work with our office!

Current work study opportunities

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