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Office Of Sustainability

Office Of Sustainability

Embracing Environmental Sustainability As A Core Value

The University has pledged an 80% reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2050 on a gross square foot basis of facilities-controlled spaceFacilities is deeply committed to implementing these goals and plays a significant role in the policies, guidelines, and systems that help Northeastern accelerate the greening of all its campuses.


Sustainability factors into all of our decisions and plans for services, building designs, and product choices, but it takes a shared responsibility from the entire community.  It is fun and it’s easy to get involved!



Sustainability Quick Links

Sustainability Work Request

To ensure proper disposal procedures, Recycling and Waste Management requests are processed through the Work Request System on your myNortheastern account.

  1.  Log into myNortheastern with your credentials
  2.  Go to the "Service & Links" tab
  3.  Select "Facilities Online Work Request"
  4.  Fill out the form to the best of your ability

Submit A Request



Get Involved and Help Our Campus Stay Green

Some green actions you can accomplish through the Work Request System are as followed:

Trash Pickup / Empty Request/Replace Recycling Bin Request Cardboard Hamper
Replace Spent Lightbulbs Schedule Battery Pickup TBD



Information & Resources

Sustainability at Northeastern

Northeastern Commuting Services

Northeastern Commuting Services

Useful information to assist you in your daily commute.

Learn more about Northeastern Commuting Services
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.

Learn more about Northeastern’s Commitment to Sustainability
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.

Learn more about Northeastern Dining Services

Sustainability Events

Trash Dance
Garrison, Andrew. Trash Dance. Boston, MA: Andrew Garrison/PBS International, 2012.

Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle.


Restoring College Sports Amid COVID-19: Leveraging Climate Action
Join aashe for this free event on Monday, August 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

As college sports programs plan their recovery from Covid-19 impacts, leveraging existing campus assets and fan preferences opens up sports sustainability operations that generate revenues, cost savings, and significant campus/community support for moving the ball on climate action. As many professional and global sports organizations have learned, taking action to mitigate climate change helps deliver many of these benefits.


Sustainability News & Updates

Dialogue of Civilizations Program on Climate Change Science and Policy

2020 Dialogue of Civilizations Program providing comprehensive views and intense dialogues focusing on critical issues facing students and their peers at both the local and global level discuss Climate Change Science and Policy.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainability

The UN Global Compact has compiled a series of COVID-19 issue area briefs that detail the impact of the pandemic on a range of sustainability issue areas.

From Penguins to Plastic Forks, She’s Tackling Sustainability

Janet Cheung will study political science and environmental studies at Northeastern starting in the fall 2020 semester. She wants to use her degrees to influence climate change policy

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