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2019

Climate Change Is Transforming the Economy

April 5, 2019
In case the wildfireshurricanesfatal winters, and U.N. reports weren’t enough to convince business leaders to care about climate change, the World Economic Forum—for the third year in a row—cited “extreme weather” as the greatest threat to the global economy. Climate change is no longer a distant concern for all but a few specialized companies; it’s an imminent reality with implications for every industry. Read more about the changing economy in this article.

New Report Warns Of Dangers to Great Lakes Health and Economy from Climate Change

April 5, 2019
new report provides an updated and detailed picture for how climate change is affecting this crucial source of freshwater and, therefore, threatening public health, infrastructure, fish and wildlife, and the regional economy. Read more about it here!

ASG passes resolution that calls for University to divest in fossil fuel industry

March 15, 2019
Associated Student Government passed a resolution calling on Northwestern to divest from the top 100 coal and top 100 oil and gas companies — and limit future investments in the fossil fuel industry — during its Wednesday Senate meeting. Read more here!

New Collaboration Examines Community Impacts of Green Infrastructure

March 1, 2019
The Nature Conservancy and Vidya Venkataramanan, a postdoctoral fellow in Northwestern’s Department of Anthropology and Center for Water Research, are working on new research that investigates the  the socio-economic and health impacts of natural or “green” infrastructure as an urban water management strategy. Learn more about this amazing work here!

The State of Sustainability

March 1, 2019
On February 18, students gathered to learn about sustainability projects on campus. Representatives from sustainNU, the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), and ASG shared the status of sustainability projects. Learn more about the work they did here!

Northwestern to Celebrate Earth Hour March 30th

March 1, 2019
As part of Northwestern's Sustainability efforts, the University will observe Earth Hour on Saturday, March 30 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour is a one-hour voluntary 'black-out' that launched in 2007 in Sydney, Australia uniting millions of individuals, businesses, cities, and universities around the world to take action for wildlife, rivers, oceans, forests, and our climate. Check out sustainNU's article for more details!
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