What is sedGreen?
sedGreen is a growing collective of students, faculty and staff within the BU community who are committed to working together toward a greener school and a healthier planet. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website (www.sedgreen.weebly.com) .
Past and continuing sedGreen projects include:
- Recycling on each SED floor, reducing pertroleum use, CO2 emissions, the clear-cutting of forests, and the number of new landfills.
- Solar and wind power project on the third floor roof is comprised of seven solar panels and a wind turbine that feed into storage batters that run a laptop as well an feed into the power grid.
- The Healthy Planet/Healthy Person Pedalathon and ongoing interactive bike exhibit shows that the energy for powering appliances can come from us.
- Initiated a Power Down Campaign encouraging SED students, faculty, and staff to work together to reduce the amoung of electricity we cosume and CO2 emissions we produce. There are 25 motion light sensors installed throughout SED to help conserve and reduce sending on electricity.
Sustainability Resources Center @SED
The School of Education’s Pickering Library recently opened the Sustainability Resources Center, a collaboration between the library and sedGreen. Individual students, faculty, staff are encouraged to check out and use the space and its facilities.
The Center, which also serves as a Green Meeting space, features a conference table, curricula, books, films, dvds with a player and monitor, Kill-o-Watt meters, and other materials that will help the University become more earth systems literate and effective when teaching how to build a healthier, sustainable planet.