Creating sustainable campus communities
Taking on climate change across our campuses
Throughout Northeastern’s global network of 12 campuses, the university is committed to meeting and exceeding city and community guidelines and best practices for sustainability. That commitment extends to the neighborhoods surrounding our campuses—from Boston to Seattle and from Vancouver and Toronto to London. And our vast network enables us to understand the effects of climate change in various contexts, spurring new knowledge, thinking, and action.
Greener, more resilient
We take pride in our ability to create campuses that are green, resilient, efficient, sustainable, and beautiful. Whether you’re a graduate student in Silicon Valley or an undergraduate on our London campus, know that we’re committed to minimizing our carbon footprint.
Shrinking our carbon footprint in Boston
buildings with reflective roofs
buildings with groundwater recharge
campus covered by landscape
reduction in energy use per sq. ft. since 2005
reduction in GHG emissions per sq. ft. since 2005
reduction in water use since 2005
Campus infrastructure initiatives
Materials and recycling
GHG reduction efforts
Sustainability in capital projects
Campus energy management
Working with our communities
Institutional Master Plan
Climate Justice Action Plan
Marine Science Center K-12 outreach
Northeastern students, faculty, and staff work on various efforts to make our campuses a more environmentally friendly place. Find out how you can get involved.