Columbus Ave. Pedestrian and Bike Detour at EXP

Pedestrian overhead protection will be installed along Columbus Ave. (in front of the EXP site) from 4/15/21 – 4/23/21. During this time, NUPD will detour pedestrians and bikes as required.

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

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

Student Sustainability Committee

The office of Sustainability hosts biweekly student committee meetings to discuss and review NU sustainability ideas and initiatives. Join us every other Tuesday at 12:00pm – 1:00pm starting February 2, 2021

Contact [email protected] for more information. Spring term dates are: 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6.



Sustainability News & Updates

A Winter Solstice Story: What Boilers and 5 hours of Daylight Taught Me About Energy Conservation

What Carol Rosskam, Sustainability Program Mgr. - Office of Sustainability learned in the Yukon about energy conservation and sustainability and how it shaped her life.

Hunger on College Campuses is Real, and These Students are Doing Something About it

NU Mutual Aid holds a mobile food pantry to provide resources for food insecure community members on Centennial Common.

A Sweet Solution to Plastic Pollution

Hongli (Julie) Zhu, an assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern, developed a way to create biodegradable food containers using sugarcane and bamboo fibers.

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