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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.


Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

August 6, 2020

The facility is the largest biomedical academic research building in U.S. The modern 629,000-square foot, nine-story building is part of the Feinberg School of Medicine, and new home for innovative and groundbreaking biomedical research on Northwestern University’s Chicago medical campus. 

sustainNU Launches New Podcast, "Conversations with sustainNU"

August 6, 2020

Conversations with sustainNU is a new sustainNU podcast series with Northwestern leadership on all things sustainability. In each episode, Director of Sustainability Greg Kozak sits down for a conversation with an expert in an area of environmental or sustainability issues. 

Northwestern Rides to Victory in 2020 Bike Challenge

August 6, 2020

Northwestern placed second overall in the 2020 Bike Challenge, an adapted version of the annual Bike to Work Challenge.