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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

sustainNU has put together a variety of remote programming to celebrate Earth Day this year. Students can attend a teach-in or listen to a symphony performance to recognize the day.

SustainNU celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day virtually

April 21, 2020

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans rose to demand environmental action, marking the first observance of Earth Day. These protests led to the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species...

 Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive. Kresge Hall was the first building at Northwestern to receive the highest level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Northwestern receives EPA Award for commitment to sustainability

April 2, 2020

Northwestern became the first university to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence Award for its commitment to energy efficiency,...

Students are taking sustainability initiatives at the Northwestern campus.

NU students welcome new decade of sustainability on campus

January 22, 2020

Growing up near the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, Communication junior Maggie Olson said she naturally became passionate about the environment. At Northwestern, Olson started working at sustainNU,...

Northwestern students listen to speakers at The State of Sustainability in Scott Hall. The event featured updates from ASG, sustainNU and ISEN about sustainability initiatives on campus

Administrators outline plan for energy use recording, encourage student action at The State of Sustainability

February 19, 2019

SustainNU, Associated Student Government and the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern encouraged students to engage in sustainable practices and advance sustainability throughout campus...

A stack of notes required for statistics and economics classes. Kathia Benitez, director of sustainNU, said her office is working with faculty to reduce paper waste in classrooms.

As Northwestern pushes for sustainability, students say everyday waste on campus can be reduced

February 10, 2019
Some students said the broad overarching sustainability goals of Northwestern do not manifest themselves into the everyday practices of students and faculty on campus. "We are all accountable to ensuring that we sustain our campus."
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