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April

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Northwestern Dining is Going Green

April 9, 2018
Dining halls at Northwestern are going green. Four Northwestern dining halls in Evanston, as well as Harry’s Café on the Chicago campus, have been certified as Level 1 Certified Green Restaurants® by the Green Restaurant Association.
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Bike2Campus Week Gets Rolling

April 6, 2018
This year, roll into spring by helping Northwestern compete in the annual Chicago Bike2Campus challenge. Bike2Campus is a week-long competition between 11 Chicagoland institutions. The 2018 competition will take place from April 9 to 15, so gear up to help Northwestern win first place.
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Northwestern Earns Prestigious ENERGY STAR Award

April 2, 2018
Northwestern University has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its efforts to reduce campus energy consumption and educate students, faculty, staff, and the broader community about energy efficiency.

March

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A Comprehensive Look into Northwestern’s Building Energy Use

March 21, 2018
Over the past years, the sustainNU team collaborated with Elevate Energy, a Chicago-based nonprofit with a mission of promoting smarter energy use for all, to audit Northwestern’s energy data from 2012 through 2017. The project provides tools that will allow Facilities Management to more accurately monitor and manage energy usage in buildings.
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Power Down for Climate Action

March 21, 2018
On March 24, Northwestern will participate in Earth Hour, a global “lights-out” event to save energy and raise awareness about climate change.
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A Campus Institute Goes Green for People and the Planet

March 21, 2018
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing was motivated to get involved in the Green Office program because their staff members recognize the important role environmental justice plays in the mission of the Institute.
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Mount Trashmore, Northwestern’s Monument to Waste

March 20, 2018
If you notice a massive pile of trash alongside Sheridan Road on April 25, it is not an accident. Mount Trashmore, representing the trash Northwestern sends to the landfill, has become one of the highlights of Northwestern’s annual Earth Month programming.
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Spring into Action for Earth Month

March 20, 2018
Earth Month at Northwestern is a call to action. Throughout April, all members of the campus community are encouraged to participate in activities including community volunteer projects and educational events focused on sustainability issues.

February

One Earth Film Festival Comes to Campus

February 15, 2018
On March 8, Northwestern will host a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power as a part of the One Earth Film Festival. This event is free of charge and is open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the broader community.
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Northwestern Offices Go Green

February 15, 2018
Everyone on campus has a part to play in making Northwestern more environmentally sustainable. The Green Office Certification program guides participants through a process of identifying and acting on opportunities to save energy and conserve resources.
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Student Group Profile: GREEN House

February 15, 2018
The Group Residence for Environmental Engagement at Northwestern (GREEN House) is a special interest residential community tucked into Northwestern’s fraternity quad. It houses undergraduate students brought together by a shared commitment to sustainable living and environmental awareness.
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Campus Recycling, Beyond the Bin

February 15, 2018
Northwestern collects the most common recyclable materials in mixed recycling bins distributed throughout buildings and outdoor spaces. However, since few see the next steps of the process, students and University employees occasionally express curiosity about what happens to the materials they have so carefully placed in the proper bins.

January

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Kellogg Global Hub Achieves LEED Platinum Status

January 18, 2018
The Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, joining Kresge Centennial Hall as a Northwestern University building to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest green building rating.
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Social Justice and Sustainability Go Hand in Hand at Northwestern

January 18, 2018
Environmentally conscious organizations often refer to their sustainability efforts as focused on the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. Northwestern University is tackling all three elements of this sustainability framework on multiple fronts, with several departments championing specific initiatives.
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