Northeastern University and Sustainability

Across all dimensions of its mission, Northeastern embraces environmental sustainability as a core value. This is driven by the fact that Northeastern is a university in tune with the world—including the world’s greatest global challenges.

Northeastern’s commitment to leadership in sustainability is manifest in all areas of operations: in how we teach our students, in how we drive our research, and in how we operate our campus. With nearly 200 courses that integrate sustainability, with expected research funding in excess of $45 million this year, and with a pledge to reduce our carbon footprint by 80 percent before 2050, Northeastern’s pursuit of a sustainable future is relentless.

Our researchers study land and sea to build a sustainable and resilient world, both urban and coastal