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Help Northwestern Conserve Energy this Winter Recess

December 16, 2019
Northwestern is committed to energy conservation and taking measures to reduce our carbon footprint. Students, faculty, and staff members can help us reach our energy savings goals by taking some simple steps before leaving for winter recess.


sustainNU employee educates a student

sustainNU Hosts First Sustainable Living Fair

October 23, 2019
On October 16, sustainNU hosted its first “Living Sustainably: Off-Campus Resource Fair” to connect students to local organizations that can provide knowledge, advocacy, and services towards living more sustainably.


Expanded Composting at Norris Center

May 22, 2019
In April 2019, student organization Northwestern University Real Food (NURF) piloted expanded food waste compost collections to diners on the ground floor of Norris University Center.

Earth Month Wrap Up

May 22, 2019
Northwestern celebrated Earth Month with sustainNU's inaugural Earth Day Fair.



Streamlining Utility Data at Northwestern

February 28, 2019
sustainNU partnered with utiliVisor, a leading energy advisory firm, to help Northwestern standardize and simplify existing processes for utility tracking.

Power Down for Climate Action

February 28, 2019
As part of Northwestern's Sustainability efforts, the University will observe Earth Hour on Saturday, March 30 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The State of Sustainability

February 28, 2019
On February 18, students gathered to learn about sustainability projects on campus. Representatives from sustainNU, the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), and ASG shared the status of sustainability projects.