Green Report Card
Northeastern University earned one of the highest ratings in the country in the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, an annual survey that ranks sustainability and energy efficiency at more than 300 North American college and university campuses. The report card is developed and released each year by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, an independent organization engaged in research and education to advance sustainability in campus operations and endowment practices.
In addition to the A- grade, the report card named Northeastern an Overall College Sustainability Leader, and, for the fourth year in a row, Campus Sustainability Leader. Northeastern is the only college or university based in Boston to earn this grade and one of a select few in North America. By creating innovative environmental initiatives and adopting best-in-class practices across a wide range of areas, Northeastern has significantly reduced its carbon emissions and energy consumption.