Facilities Kicks-off New Pilot Program

Recycle bin

In an effort to reach a higher level of cleaning and to create a greener, healthier environment, the facilities department has kicked off a trash/recycle pilot program in the services building. Click here for more details.

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Latest NMU Energy Numbers

Northern Michigan University monitors its energy consumption on a monthly basis. To view the latest NMU energy consumption numbers, click here.


Did you know?

In 2011-2012, NMU recycled 31,000 florescent lamps and approximately 3,100 lbs of batteries. 



Over-Consumption Facts

The average American now consumes twice as much as they did 50 years ago. Here are some daunting facts about over-consumption in America:
  • 99% of all that we buy is no longer in use in 6 months.
  • Each person discards 4.5 pounds of trash daily.
  • With 5% of the world's population, we consume 30% of the world's resources and create 30% of the world's waste.
  • For our 1 garbage can of waste, 70 garbage cans of waste were created during the production process to create the stuff being discarded.
Single Sort Recycling

Ever wonder where NMU's single sort recycling is sent? Click the following link to watch a video to find out!

Single Sort Recycling Video

NMU has installed VendingMisers on all of the cold drink vending machines on campus.  By installing these devices, the estimated annual savings in electricity is approximately $7,000.
Single Sort Recycling
New Single Sort Recycling containers will be placed around campus beginning with the residence hall lobbies this summer.


Lamp Recycling

NMU recycles approximately 5,500 fluorescent light bulbs annually.  Read more about ways you can help.