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Northwest's Impact

Reusable Bottle filling stations

Reusable Bottle filling stations around campus are used over 100,000 each semester.

#1 in Landfill diversion

Northwest ranked #1 in diversion among Missouri universities in the Race to Zero Waste competition.

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Recycling made easy

There are more than 150 recycling locations throughout campus.

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Saving with Solar

An 18.75 KW solar array is located on the roof of Owens Library.

Alternative fuel in action

Northwest’s primary fuel source for producing steam heat is burning wood chips.

Reduced Water usage

Northwest utilizes low flow restroom fixtures.

“Tree Campus”

Northwest is a Level II ArbeNet accredited arboretum with over 1,700 trees.

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Stormwater management

Colden pond serves as a rain catchment for the east side of campus.

Paper Recycling

Northwest recycles 300,000 lbs. of paper each year.

Cardboard Recycling

Northwest recycles 1.6 million lbs. of cardboard each year.

200,000+ lbs. composted

Northwest collects and composts more than 200,000 lbs. of food waste, saving more than $5,000 in landfill costs each year.

Plastic Recycling

Northwest recycles 100,000 lbs. of plastic each year.

2017 AASCU Award for Excellence and Innovation in Sustainability and Sustainable Development
2014 Missouri State Recycling Program Annual Award
2013 Missouri State Recycling Program Annual Award
2011 "Outstanding Contribution to our Environment" Northwest Missouri State University Recycling Program
Central Association of College & University Business Officers - “2016 Best Practices Award” - 2nd place


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