Northwestern’s 2016–2017 Year in Review Sustainability Report highlights the results of an engaged campus community dedicated to reducing the University’s environmental impact. The report covers milestones and accomplishments from the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
Accomplishments include earning a Silver ranking for sustainability through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education STARS program. Northwestern was rated 31 out of 227 schools in the Sierra Club Cool Schools rankings, and received 96 out of 99 points in the Princeton Review Sustainability Green Rating. The University was also listed as number nine out of the top 30 college and university partners in the Green Power Challenge.
In addition to these accomplishments, Northwestern made substantial progress in sustainNU’s program areas: the built environment, transportation, resource conservation, experiential learning, and communications and engagement.