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.
One of Stephen Schneider’s priorities as the new arborist is improving record-keeping of plant collections to benefit researchers decades from now.
Northeastern University achieved a significant milestone by successfully submitting our STARS report to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
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
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.
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?
Northeastern volunteers clean-up at the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury.
Olivia Gerena, a Madison Park Technical school student who is working as a plumbing apprentice on campus at Northeastern University, poses for a portrait.