Exterior of the Woods and the Lodge

Sustainable On-Campus Housing Initiatives

The Housing and Residence Life Department launched the “Living Green & Gold” campaign in 2008 to help promote sustainable living on campus. Each year, this department asks all incoming students to buy only biodegradable or environmentally-friendly cleaning products for use in residence halls and on-campus apartments. A recycle-bin is included in all furnished rooms, and recycling pick-up is provided for all campus residents. 


Employees preparing food at Northern Lights Dining

Sustainable Dining Practices

NMU Dining Services is committed to maintaining sustainable practices throughout their various locations. They partner with local businesses, farms and organizations to provide fresh, healthy food on campus. They also actively work to reduce wasted resources and incorporate more environmentally friendly products into their business.