New Course to Cultivate Sustainability Efforts

// Wednesday September 8, 2021

A new sustainability seminar lets students propose their own sustainability program. They learn to think critically and propose solutions, says Jacob Glickel, who works in the Office of Sustainability.

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He Cultivates The Campus’s ‘Urban Forest” With an Eye On The Future

// Thursday August 26, 2021

One of Stephen Schneider’s priorities as the new arborist is improving record-keeping of plant collections to benefit researchers decades from now.

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Northeastern Submits STARS Report

// Wednesday July 14, 2021

Northeastern University achieved a significant milestone by successfully submitting our STARS report to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

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Our Plastic Pollution Problem May Have More Significant Consequences Than We Think

// Tuesday July 13, 2021

Plastics are a pervasive source of pollution. And they might also be significantly altering the Earth’s carbon cycle and our ability to monitor it, according to research by Northeastern’s Aron Stubbins. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

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The Forecast Said 90 Degrees, So Why Is It 100 Degrees

// Tuesday July 13, 2021

Some neighborhoods are hotter than others, says Brian Helmuth, professor of marine and environmental sciences at Northeastern. And those temperature differences tend to fall along socioeconomic lines, perpetuating entrenched historical inequalities.

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A Sweet Solution to Plastic Pollution

// Tuesday July 13, 2021

Plastic pollution is now considered one of the largest threats to the environment. It takes 400 years for plastics to decompose. Hongli Zhu, an assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern, asked herself a question: Can we replace plastic food containers with the biodegradable fiber produced as a byproduct of the sugar industry?

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Northeastern Lends a Hand in Sprucing up the Grounds of a Roxbury School

// Thursday June 24, 2021

Northeastern volunteers clean-up at the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury.

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Boston High School Students Join Northeastern’s Facilities Team

// Saturday June 19, 2021

Olivia Gerena, a Madison Park Technical school student who is working as a plumbing apprentice on campus at Northeastern University, poses for a portrait.

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How I practice Sustainability Every Day

// Wednesday June 16, 2021

Sustainability isn’t just for large companies. Everyone can incorporate sustainability in their everyday life. These are some examples of how I practice sustainability every day

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