Green Initiatives

Recycle symbol and leafOne of the goals of Northern Michigan University’s strategic plan, The Road Map to 2015, is to “ be a model community for sustainable education and practices.”  The priorities tied to this goal include:

  • Enhance efforts in all campus operations to achieve the highest possible standards of sustainability practices and energy efficiencies.
  • See LEED certification on all capital projects.
  • Establish benchmarks for environmental literacy for all NMU graduates and develop a plan to achieve them.
  •  Identify new opportunities for academic study, external funding and research in sustainability and other related areas.

Students, faculty and staff are actively involved in sustainability initiatives at NMU, including several types of recycling, testing of trayless dining services and energy conservation.  The links to the left outlines some of the current efforts to create an even “greener” NMU.