About Sustainability at Northeastern University
Sustainability can be defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (Dictionary of Sustainable Management)
Northeastern University is strongly committed to promoting sustainability in its research and curricular activities. Sustainability, along with health and security, has been identified as one of the global challanges for the University to confront. The University also supports sustainability in its own physical operations and development.
The University Libraries have been developing a rich collection of resources focused on all aspects of sustainability. Books, journal articles, government documents, pertinent websites, and other resources can be found on the topic in any number of academic disciplines, including architecture, business, engineering, and the medical fields.
This guide provides access to library resources available at Northeastern University Libraries for research in all aspects of Sustainability. This guide includes links to pertinent databases for finding journal articles, books, and documents. Particular websites of value to aspects of sustainabilty are also recommended.
If you need additional information or research assistance, please contact the reference desk at (617) 373-2356 or schedule an appointment with Jamie Dendy, coordinator of library research on sustainability issues.
Northeastern University Developments
Northeastern University ranked 2nd worldwide
Northeastern University continues to gain recognition for its long-standing commitment to sustainability, ranking second among 178 schools worldwide in the University of Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities. The UI GreenMetric ranks higher education institutions on their efforts toward campus sustainability and environmentally friendly university management.
Northeastern was ranked first among all American universities and second globally only to the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. (January 2012)
Northeastern University Links
Northeastern University Student Organization (HEAT) student group working towards environmental sustainability and carbon neutrality at Northeastern University
Sustainability at Northeastern University. Primary webpage for sustainability and sustainability issues at the university.