Office Of Sustainability

Office Of Sustainability

Advancing the Greening of Northeastern's Campuses


The Office of Sustainability in Facilities Management partners with faculty, students, and staff to implement Northeastern University’s sustainability goals across all campuses.  Through policy and procedure development, data management, communication, and community engagement, the Office of Sustainability works to improve outcomes around sustainability and resiliency at Northeastern.

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Climate Justice Action at Northeastern


Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Through a participatory community process, we want to create a bold new vision and roadmap for climate resilience innovation and sustainability at Northeastern.



Sustainability Accomplishments on Campus


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Our Pledge To Sustainability

The University has committed an 80% reduction of Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MTCE) emissions from 2005 levels by 2050 on a gross square foot basis of facilities-controlled space.  Through the President’s leadership and commitment, Facilities Management continues towards our goal, with a total reduction of 39% MTCE/gsf since 2005.



MTCE / 1,000 SF
reduction since 2005

Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MTCE)


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Sustainability at Northeastern

Northeastern University Arboretum

Northeastern University Arboretum

The Northeastern University Arboretum provides a living museum devoted to the planting and stewardship of plants grown for research, educational, and ornamental purposes.

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Northeastern Dining Services

Northeastern Dining Services

Northeastern Dining Services strives to continually become greener and more sustainable by implementing programs to create a greener campus.

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Northeastern’s Commitment to Sustainability

Northeastern’s Commitment to Sustainability

Northeastern is a university in tune with the world—including the world’s greatest global challenges.

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Sustainability News & Updates

Gardening Time! – Student Edition

On-campus gardening has arrived, and students will be in charge!

Mattress Recycling at Northeastern

New mattresses are coming to a dorm near you! But wait! What’s going to happen to that old one? Glad you asked...

Did you want to put that into Recycling?!Please Don’t…

You have got a recycling-related question? We have got some answers!

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