At Northeastern, many students actively participate in organizations dedicated to the sustainability of the environment. This gives students outside of the Environmental Studies program a chance to make a difference. Even the dining halls of NU help to keep the carbon emissions down.
Husky Energy Action Team (HEAT) is a student group working towards environmental sustainability and carbon neutrality at Northeastern University. By collaborating with faculty, staff, university administration, and other student groups, HEAT works to establish sustainability initiatives at Northeastern. Examples of what HEAT does include bringing speakers to campus such as Bill Nye the Science Guy and promoting responsible waste practices through Peer Composting. HEAT also seeks to educate the Northeastern community through awareness events that bring to light issues such as water scarcity and pollution, local food, and energy conservation. By educating the Northeastern community to make responsible, sustainable choices every day, HEAT is creating a greener campus.
In addition to their group site, please see HEAT’s Facebook page for more information.
Marine Biology Club
The Marine Biology Club strives to foster and engage students with interests in marine biology, environmental science, ecology, evolution, and behavior by providing educational, recreational, and professional opportunities in correlation with the Marine Science Center.
The purpose of the Northeastern University Huskiers and Outing Club is to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and alumni of Northeastern to take part in outdoor activities, such as skiing and hiking, with a group. The club is the largest undergrad club on campus. There is also a loosely organized Alumni Club for graduates. NUHOC is one of Northeastern’s oldest recognized student organizations.
For more information about NUHOC, drop by the club office at 240 Curry Student Center during office hours.
TERRA is a club that appreciates all that the earth has to offer, but also understands how the Earth functions and thrives. Associated with the Earth and Environmental Science Department, students gather together to promote and discuss environmental topics as well as plan activities including field trips, invited speakers and local events.
Slow Food NU
Slow Food NU works to increase consciousness about the food system and its relation to social justice through deliberate and meaningful service projects, educational events, and transformative dialogue. These efforts establish and sustain lasting relationships with like-minded student groups, organizations, and initiatives throughout Northeastern’s campus and surrounding Boston neighborhoods.
In addition to their group site, please see SlowFoodNU’s Facebook page for more information.
Northeastern University Vegetarians United’s mission is to promote knowledge of the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle within the Northeastern community, to build awareness of animal friendly products available to the Northeastern community, promote and network at vegetarian events in the metropolitan Boston area, and to educate the Northeastern community about the ethical, nutritional, environmental, political, and economic benefits associated with a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.
In addition to their group site, please see NUVU’s Facebook Page for more information.