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    The Northeastern Sustainability Perspective

    Northeastern University is deeply committed to integrating sustainability into the academic curriculum.  A Northeastern education integrates the theory and practice through active learning, problem-driven research, corporate partnerships, and experiential assignments.  Sustainability is one of the university’s overarching research themes.  Faculty pursue research that addresses global and societal problems.

    Northeastern University launched a plan for greening the campus that enlists the help of the entire NU community.  The University continues to seek further improvements in campus-wide energy use, GHG emissions, and sustainable building design, and urban land management.  The NU initiative utilizes the campus as a learning laboratory.  In the research realm, Northeastern University faculty are engaged in a variety of sponsored projects including improving building design, on-campus transportation, organic landscaping, recycling, composting, and energy conservation. 


  • Northeastern makes 2011 Green Honor Roll

    Northeastern University was recently ranked in the “2011 Green Rating Honor Roll” by The Princeton Review for its outstanding commitment to campus sustainability through environmental policies, practices, and academic offerings. 

    To read more about this accolade click here.