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sustainNU holiday letter

December 22, 2014
It’s hard to believe the Office of Sustainability is wrapping up its third year!

Faculty and staff set the green bar high

December 3, 2014
Northwestern’s faculty and staff are setting great examples for students and peers by personally committing to lower their environmental footprint.


NU gets charged up for EVs

November 25, 2014
Northwestern University is committed to being a leader in sustainability, which means planning infrastructure to encourage our faculty, staff, students, and visitors to make more sustainable transportation decisions.

NU’s shuttles fueled by fries

November 17, 2014
In a partnership with Loyola’s Biodiesel Lab, NU dining hall cooking oil waste is getting new life by being processed into fuel for shuttle buses.

Green Cup: compete to conserve

November 14, 2014
From October 20 to November 16, students living on-campus, off-campus, and in Greek houses competed to reduce their energy consumption and water use.

Making the run for a recycling touchdown

November 7, 2014
Since 2010, NU has competed in the EPA Game Day Challenge, a national competition among colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at football games.


The Library is Green Office certified

October 8, 2014
Northwestern University is committed to being a national leader in sustainability and Green Office Certification helps faculty and staff identify simple opportunities that align with this goal.




NU Library says think before you print

April 14, 2014
The Library is hosting their fifth annual April PaperLESS Month, an initiative that encourages students, faculty, and staff to reconsider their printing habits to reduce unnecessary printing.


Bike sharing: coming to a campus near you!

March 24, 2014
Chicago’s bike sharing initiative, Divvy, was launched Summer 2013 and has quickly become a popular alternative transportation option with over 750,000 trips taken last year.

Greening Dance Marathon

March 13, 2014
This March, more than 1,400 students danced for 30 hours raising money to benefit Team Joseph and research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


NU looks to lead in lab sustainability

February 25, 2014
NU is constantly examining the breadth of our operations to identify the highest impact areas to reduce energy and water use, as well as reduce waste.

University Library highlights climate change

February 7, 2014
This quarter, the University Main Library is displaying “Two Degrees and You: An NU Approach to Climate Change,” an exhibit that serves to educate viewers about Northwestern’s efforts to reduce their environmental impact.


Greeks green NU

January 17, 2014
Winter quarter brings new classes, new weather, and for some, membership in a fraternity or sorority.

NU students continue the crusade to divest

January 10, 2014
Divestment is a nationwide movement; nearly 500 colleges, universities, and municipalities have signed on to’s national divestment campaign, Fossil Free.