About

Mission:

BU Dining Services’ sustainability program strives to create positive environmental and social impacts through its daily operations and programming.  Through responsible procurement, a comprehensive waste reduction and diversion program and efficient facilities operations, our goal is to reduce our carbon footprint by sending less waste to the incinerator and lessening our reliance on non-renewable energy sources.  By sourcing food from local and sustainable farms and producers, our goal is build and maintain a campus-wide sustainable food system to provide the BU community with wholesome options, support the local economy, preserve farmland in New England and support environmentally-friendly agricultural practices.

How we do it:

In order to accomplish our mission, we partner with our suppliers such as Costa Produce and Mansfield Paper and our partners such as  sustainability@bu and Save That Stuff. Together we are working to identify environmentally friendly opportunities that encourage reuse and recycling and reduce the use of energy, fuel, water, and greenhouse gasses. Where practical, we adopt a cradle-to-grave methodology of our products and equipment, and we expect to identify the environmental impact associated with their production, use, and disposal.

BU Farmers’ Market

Recycling and Compost

Wholesome Food

Community

Green Procurement & Energy Efficiency


The Sustainability Report Card

*The College Sustainability Report Card has been suspended as of 2012. Boston University now reports to AASHE STARS.

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2011 College Sustainability Report Card
Food & Recycling
Boston University

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2010 College Sustainability Report Card
Food & Recycling
Boston University

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2009 College Sustainability Report Card
Food & Recycling

Boston University

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2008 College Sustainability Report Card
Food & Recycling
Boston University