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Energy & Sustainability

Energy & 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



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

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 Events

How can we make fast fashion sustainable?
November 12, 2019 4:30pm

The MS in Global Studies and International Relations program is delighted to host acclaimed author, Elizabeth L. Cline to discuss her latest book The Conscious Closet.  Please join the Office of Sustainability, Tuesday. Nov. 12, 2019 @ 4:30pm-5:30pm, at ISEC Room 140


A Partial History of Public Information Infrastructures after Disasters
November 13, 2019 12pm

Dr. Megan Finn is giving a lecture during which she will discuss how people produce and circulate information in earthquake publics using a comparative historical lens. She will analyze the institutions, policies, and technologies that shape today’s post-disaster information landscape, paying close attention to not only the circulation of knowledge, but also to the production of ignorance.  Please join the Office of Sustainability, Wednesday. Nov. 13, 2019 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm, at 177 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston MA 02115


America Recycles Day
November 14, 2019 11am

Please join the Office of Sustainability, the and Materials/Recycling Program, for America Recycles Day Thurs. Nov. 14, 2019 @ 11am-1:30pm, information tabling at Curry Student Center’s Campus CrossRoads. We will have new data to report on campus recycling; raffle items; and your chance to meet our new Assoc. Dir. Of Materials/Recycling


Bolstering the Security and Resilience of the Global Supply System
November 25, 2019 12pm

During this lecture, Dr. Stephen Flynn will be discussing the evolution of the Global Supply System and the security threats it might face. Dr. Flynn will be sharing his views on how the risk can be mitigated through a transformative approach to border and cargo security that helps make the supply system more resilient towards future threats.  Join us Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 @12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Alumni Center , 716 Columbus Place, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, Boston

News & Updates

Map of Boston Campus Summer Projects

Northeastern University's Facility division is hard at work on a number of projects around campus this summer. This map shows all the locations of the areas being worked on.

Northeastern Recognized as an Arboretum

More than 1,400 individual trees, representing 143 different species, shelter the walkways between buildings and surround the open green spaces on Northeastern’s Boston campus.

A New Boston Landmark Arises

The dramatic construction of a visually stunning bridge that promises to become a landmark for the university.

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