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Sustainability Launch Party, January 21, 2010

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New Boston University website offers green tips

Posted by Andrea Ruedy Trimble Boston University recently launched a new sustainability website, which offers helpful tips not only for the Boston University community, but also for individuals and other institutions interested in reducing their carbon footprints. The “Ten Sustainable Actions” section describes specific steps with quantifiable metrics, ranging from washing clothes in cold water […]

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Winds of Change

Entrepreneur Jim Gordon plans to harness the winds of Cape Cod and reshape our energy future. By Corinne Steinbrenner Inspired by the oil embargos of the mid-1970s, Jim Gordon (’75) founded Energy Management Inc. just days after his BU graduation, and he’s been focused on bringing energy conservation technology and clean power to New England […]

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Lessons From the Field

By Joe Keohane Photos by Joe Keohane Boston University Trustee Emerita Terry Andreas (’64) took an unusual path for a journalism major. Deeply concerned about depletion of the planet’s resources, she founded the School for Field Studies, now America’s oldest and largest undergraduate environmental study abroad program. At sites all over the developing world, the […]

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Sustainability in Krakow

Douglas Zook, Associate Professor of Science Education and Global Ecology was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award.

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Up on the Roof

Exploring the potential of the ground above our heads In the slide show above, Nathan Phillips, a College of Arts & Sciences associate professor, talks about BU’s rooftop real estate. Opportunity is in the eye of the beholder. Flying low over Boston University, some might see a congested Commonwealth Avenue bordered by a multitude of […]

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Of Local Concern: See You On Campus

By Aaron Barrera There is a movement in the Boston area. Responsible disposal has begun to take hold, but there is room for improvement. As far as organic trash is concerned, the City of Boston has embraced solar compactors from the Big Belly company with a sponsorship program and that initiative has begun to filter […]

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sustainability@BU challenge winners announced

Two Carbonrally members were randomly drawn this week and named as winners of the first sustainability@BU challenge. Erick Vargas, a student in the School of Social Work, rolled out of Bay State Road with a new Trek bicycle, provided in part by Landry’s of Boston, and Yullee Kim, a graduate student in the School of […]

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