Office Of Sustainability

Office Of Sustainability

Advancing the Greening of Northeastern's Campuses

 

The Office of Sustainability in Facilities Management partners with faculty, students, and staff to implement Northeastern University’s sustainability goals across all campuses.  Through policy and procedure development, data management, communication, and community engagement, the Office of Sustainability works to improve outcomes around sustainability and resiliency at Northeastern.

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Sustainability Accomplishments on Campus

 
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Our Pledge To Sustainability

The University has committed an 80% reduction of Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MTCE) emissions from 2005 levels by 2050 on a gross square foot basis of facilities-controlled space.  Through the President’s leadership and commitment, Facilities Management continues towards our goal, with a total reduction of 39% MTCE/gsf since 2005.

CARBON REDUCTION
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39%  

MTCE / 1,000 SF
reduction since 2005

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Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MTCE)

 

 
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Climate Justice Action at Northeastern

 

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Through a participatory community process, we want to create a bold new vision and roadmap for climate resilience innovation and sustainability at Northeastern.
 
 
View The Climate Justice Action Plan Page For More Information

 

 

Get Involved and Help Our Campus Stay Green

It takes a community to make a difference, and each of us can help the university achieve its goals through small and simple changes.  Learn how you can take action and help create a greener future.

Great Opportunity Starting in September 2021

Sustainability and Resilience Open Seminar – September 2021

Sustainability and Resilience Open Seminar – September 2021

Join the Sustainability and Resilience open seminar at Northeastern. This interactive, transdisciplinary course explores sustainability and resilience efforts within the Northeastern community.

Learn more about Sustainability and Resilience Open Seminar – September 2021
Climate Justice Action Plan

Climate Justice Action Plan

Through a participatory community process, we want to create a bold new vision and roadmap for climate resilience innovation and sustainability at Northeastern.

Learn more about Climate Justice Action Plan
Green Office Challenge

Green Office Challenge

Through small, simple changes, each member of our community can contribute to a more sustainable University.

Learn more about Green Office Challenge
Sustainable Work Order Requests

Sustainable Work Order Requests

Going green is easy with the Facilities Online Work Request system. This request form is accessible via your myNortheastern.edu.

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Sustainability at Northeastern

Northeastern University Arboretum

Northeastern University Arboretum

The Northeastern University Arboretum provides a living museum devoted to the planting and stewardship of plants grown for research, educational, and ornamental purposes.

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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.

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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

Sustainability News & Updates

Gardening Time! Student Edition

On-campus gardening has arrived, and students will be in charge!

Mattress Recycling at Northeastern

New mattresses are coming to a dorm near you! But wait! What’s going to happen to that old one? Glad you asked...

Did you want to put that into Recycling?!Please Don’t…

You have got a recycling-related question? We have got some answers!

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