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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

Commute with Ease. From driving and carpooling to walking and public transportation, there are many ways to commute to Northeastern

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

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020
Join the Center for Entrepreneurship Education with festivities all week. 

Starting on November 16th, through November 20th, the Center for Entrepreneurship Education will be hosting a series of events to celebrate innovators that bring big ideas to life. These event provide opportunities to inspire, connect, and engage. We  hope to see you there!

 

Trash Dance Movie Discussion
Snell Library Kanopy Streaming November 17th, 2020 from 12:00 pm – 1 pm EDT

Celebrate America Recycles Day with the Trash Dance Movie discussion hosted by the Office of Sustainability and Trash 2 Treasure. The movie “Trash Dance” is available to stream from 11/7 – 11/17 through the SNELL Library Kanopy Streaming.  The discussion will he held virtually through Zoom. Contact sustainability@northeastern.edu for more information and for registration.

 

Sophie Egan – How to be a Conscious Eater
Join NU Dining for a virtual cooking demo and book discussion November 20th, 2020 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Organized into four categories—food produced by plants, by animals, by factories, by restaurant kitchens—How to be a Conscious Eater covers everything: tips for buying produce, diet and cancer risks, the truth of sell-by dates, cutting down on food waste, the great protein myth, and much more.

 

Last Fall Student Committee Meeting
December 1st, 2020 from 12:00 pm – 1 pm EDT

Join the Student Committee Meeting to wrap up the Fall semester and discuss ideas for the spring. The discussion will he held virtually through Zoom. Contact sustainability@northeastern.edu for more information and for registration.

 

Office of Sustainability Fall 2020 Weekly Drop In Sessions
Join The Office of Sustainability for a weekly Q&A  Every Wednesday at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT 

Northeastern Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to join this weekly drop in session to discuss campus sustainability.  Contact sustainability@northeastern.edu for more information and for registration.  Sessions start on 8/26/2020 and continue through 10/14/2020.

 

Office of Sustainability Fall 2020 Student Committee
Join The Office of Sustainability for Student Committee Meetings biweekly on Tuesdays at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT 

Northeastern Students, and Student Group Representatives are invited to biweekly meetings to discuss sustainability ideas.   Contact sustainability@northeastern.edu for more information and registration.  Sessions start on 9/22/2020 and continue through 12/1/2020.

 

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.

 

Sustainability News & Updates

Eat Your Way to a Sustainable Future

Climate change can sometimes feel overwhelming, but you can make a big difference with a few small changes to your eating habit.  Learn what better food choices you can make for a positive impact on the planet.

Creating a Healthy Dining Environment for Students

Outdoor seating, healthy distancing, and constant cleaning are just a few of the safety measures Northeastern’s dining services are taking

Egan Research Center Retro-Commissioning

A 50% energy reduction was achieved from the 2015 retro-recommissioning and updating of lab spaces with energy efficient systems at the Egan Engineering and Science Research Center.

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