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Green Home Certification

Get Green Home Certified! This activity provides Northwestern students, staff, and faculty with meaningful steps and ideas to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle at home. Through completing the certification checklist, you will be able to reduce the environmental impact of your home and your contributions to climate change.

The Green Home Certification provides resources and ideas to make your space greener and healthier. The checklist will walk you through the different rooms in your house, providing suggestions of sustainable actions you can incorporate —from your work-from-home office to your soon to be low waste kitchen. Many of these actions will save you money on utilities, brighten your physical space, and set up your home to foster positive well-being.  


Download our Green Home Certification checklist. Tackle these changes with your partner, kids, roommates, or on your own! After you have explored the resources and completed it to the best of your ability, please complete the Green Home Certification survey!  There are no required number of practices to receive certification but we encourage you to continue to think about ways you can incorporate sustainability into your home and activities. Once the survey is completed, you will receive the Green Home certificate.

Share your experiences and photos of your sustainable changes on social media with #NUGreenHome and tagging @sustainNU to be featured!