The Daily Northwestern

NU wins Sustainability Award, sets goals for future

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 24, 2018

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern won the 2018 Illinois Sustainability Award, which recognizes organizations that “have implemented outstanding and innovative sustainable techniques or technologies” in the state of Illinois. In the past, McDonalds,...

StuCo Green Initiative aims to reduce waste in theater productions

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

April 20, 2016

Filed under Campus, Student Groups

When the cast and crew of a theater production tears down a set after closing night, Communication sophomore Izzy Porte said most of the scenery materials get thrown out. But it is not just the materials from the set that...

Trash Tacklers program reduces waste during 2015 football season

Eunice Lee, Reporter

January 20, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Student Groups

The Office of Sustainability spearheaded a student recycling ambassador program during the 2015 football season that worked to reduce the amount of waste during tailgates. In partnership with Northwestern Athletics and with...

Three Divvy bike stations to open on campus this spring

Hangda Zhang, Reporter

January 19, 2016

Filed under Campus

Starting this spring, Northwestern students will be able to rent bikes from three Divvy stations on campus. Rob Whittier, director of the Office of Sustainability, said based on the interest of students, faculty and staff sur...

Northwestern adds four ‘green’ vehicles to fleet

Kelli Nguyen, Reporter

November 17, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

To reduce Northwestern’s carbon footprint, the University has added four Polaris Global Electric Motorcars to its motor fleet. The electric vehicles, currently in use by Facilities Management, are part of a sustainNU initiative...