What to Do About Waste: The Trash Takedown and Waste Ban Breakdown

// Monday December 5, 2022

A new series of waste bans that took place this November reinforced Northeastern’s commitment to giving products a second life.

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216 Mass Ave WELL Certification

// Tuesday November 8, 2022

The WELL certification is the culmination of a two-year process of renovating the first and second floors of 216 Mass Ave into the new home for Northeastern Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities.  

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Key Tracking across Campus

// Saturday October 29, 2022

When managing the keys of an entire campus (or two), it can be a challenge to keep track of their whereabouts. Northeastern Facilities is in the process of updating the key tracking systems across both the Boston and Mills College campuses, to further improve security and management.

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All in a Day’s Work: Life as an Arboretum Co-Op

// Tuesday October 25, 2022

Northeastern Arboretum co-ops take environmental education and engagement to the next level in their active schedules.

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Building Stronger, Sustainable Communities: Placemaking and Sustainability in NU’s Global University System

// Tuesday October 25, 2022

In a growing global community, Northeastern campus designers are working to fit-out buildings with modern sustainable features, while also honoring the history and identity of each individual city.

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‘We’re all in this together.’ East Village becomes first Northeastern dorm to offer composting

// Friday October 14, 2022

Residents are provided with small, leak-proof bins and compostable bag liners. Students use the bins to dispose of food waste, including bones and dairy, and when the bin is full, they drop the bag in the trash room. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

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Northeastern Lab Plastics Recycling Program

// Wednesday October 12, 2022

Since the start of the Lab Plastics Recycling program earlier this year, Northeastern has recycled 2,592 pounds (1.3 tons) of animal cages, pipette tip boxes, and other lab plastics that would otherwise be disposed of as waste products. 

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Community Farm Connects Northeastern’s Oakland Campus to Neighborhood and Nature

// Monday September 26, 2022

The Mills Community Farm is 2.5 acres of organic urban agriculture with an emphasis on sustainability, education and partnerships. A year-round effort started by students a decade ago, it produces a steady harvest of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

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Renovations Push Northeastern’s Snell Library ‘Ahead of the Curve’

// Monday September 26, 2022

A warm and welcoming corridor of light beckons visitors to the new stairwell of Snell Library on Northeastern’s Boston campus. Its entrance inspires Dan Cohen, the library dean, as he envisions more cutting-edge renovations on the way.

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