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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

Sustainability Information Tabling & Campus Sustainability Month

Oct. 16
3:00 - 6:00 PM

The Office of Sustainability will join SGA's fall event. Please drop by our table and learn more about the University's…

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Campus Sustainability Month Film Screening: Bag It!

Oct. 30
3:40 - 5:15 PM

Please join us for the screening of "Bag It", a film about plastic pollution which is a timely topic during…

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HallowGreen for Campus Sustainability Month Information Tabling

Oct. 31
2:00 - 5:15 PM

Drop by for coffee, green treats and halloween fun combined with discussion about reducing waste on such a fun day…

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America Recycles Day

Nov. 14
4:00 - 6:30 PM

Drop by to learn what Northeaster is doing to promote waste/materials minimization, recycling, and composting

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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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