“Environmental sustainability is an issue of local, national, and global significance. The consequences of inaction would be shared by all humanity. Therefore, all individuals and institutions share responsibility for taking action to create a sustainable environment. The leadership of Northeastern University is fully committed to this effort.” President Joseph E. Aoun
Traveling, especially over long distance, can really increase your carbon foot print, but there are greener ways to go about it.
When flying, choose the most direct flights. The fuel expended for multiple takes off and landings on connection flights make them more energy and carbon intensive.
Instead of planes take the train or buses. The University has a discount with Amtrak. For more information click here amtrak. The University also has a discount with a luxury bus shuttle from Boston to New York City. If you plan to rent a car ask about hybrid options.
When you check into your hotel ask that sheets and towels only be changed if they’re left on the floor, to save energy and water. Remember to turn off the lights, TV and air conditioning when you leave your hotel room.