Energy conservation is an important part of Northern Michigan University’s sustainability plan. NMU faculty, staff and students are frequently reminded through e-mails, projects and news articles that little things they do on campus add up. Northern regularly monitors and reports to the campus community the levels of electricity, water and natural gas. The campus is learning more and more about phantom energy use and how to reduce it. It is the goal of NMU to be as responsible as possible when it comes to energy use and energy conservation.