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Northwestern Green Cup to feature Earth Hour event

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 5, 2013

Northwestern Green Cup is back for its eighth round this February, and this year the energy-saving competition will feature the University’s first-ever Earth Hour. The event is based on the global Earth Hour, which began...

Northwestern has much to learn from Loyola University on sustainability, NU students say

Olga Gonzalez Latapi, Reporter

November 29, 2012

Even though Northwestern is quickly becoming one of the greenest campuses nationwide, students can look to their peers at Loyola University Chicago, who have organized a farmer’s market and manage an off-campus farm as a model...

Northwestern students push plastic water bottle ban

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

November 18, 2012

Students covered The Rock in plastic water bottles Friday to launch a campaign to ban their sale on Northwestern’s campus. Headed by Pura Playa, a plastic reduction team within Engineers for a Sustainable World, the initiative...

Environmental leader advocates governmental change, student activism

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

November 8, 2012

An experienced environmental activist and policymaker shared his vision for a sustainable American policy and encouraged young people to engage in environmental advocacy Thursday afternoon at Northwestern. James Gustave Speth,...