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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.

Northwestern Recognized by EPA as a Leader in Sustainability

April 13, 2021

For the second year in a row, Northwestern University has earned the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE).

Earth Month 2021 Wrap Up Note

May 19, 2021

Thank you for celebrating Earth Month 2021 with sustainNU! Regardless of location, members of the Northwestern community came together during the month of April to take action by participating in sustainNU’s virtual and, for the first time ever, hybrid events.