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Take Action

Take Action All members of the Northwestern community can contribute to efforts to create a greener, more sustainable campus. Even small, everyday choices like bringing reusable bags to the grocery store make a big difference if we all commit. Get involved, rally your friends and colleagues, and help us make sustainable living a part of our campus culture. Here are some ways to get started.


Learn more about what you can recycle and where to do it.

Certify Your Space

Adopt sustainable practices in your campus space to earn Green Office or Green Room certification.

Host Sustainable Events

Reduce the environmental impact of meetings and events.

Travel Sustainably

Find resources for traveling sustainably around campus and in the Evanston and Chicago regions.


Join a Student Organization

Connect with student organizations working on a wide range of sustainability issues.

Apply for a Grant

The Northwestern Sustainability Fund (NSF) provides one-time grants for student-led projects directed toward improving the sustainability of campus operations and activities.

Live Sustainably

Get tips for living a more sustainable lifestyle on campus and at home.

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