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We Could All Use a Little Pedal Power

David Branigan hopes the versatile utility of two wheels can bring economic prosperity to communities in need.

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Sawyer Seminar Series on Energy Transitions and Society

Following the success of the John Sawyer Seminars in Fall 2010, the Frederick S. Pardee Center will continue to convene the seminars for Spring 2011.

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’10 Webby Honoree

As a result of the exceptional quality of submissions this year, the Academy has recognized outstanding entries as Official Honorees alongside their Nominees and Winners. The Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement. Nearly 10,000 entries were received from all 50 states and over 60 […]

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‘10 Princeton Review

Boston University was selected for “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges 2010.” Published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, this comprehensive guidebook focuses solely on colleges and universities that have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability activities and initiatives. Here is a full list of schools. Below is our award […]

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’10 Sierra Cool Schools

Boston University ranks #50 See Complete List How (and why) we came up with our list of America’s greenest campuses Illustration by Aesthetic Apparatus, photo by Lori Eanes Intercollegiate rivalry is a long and hallowed tradition. That was the operating premise, anyway, behind our fourth annual Coolest Schools survey. We sent out 11-page questionnaires to […]

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Seven Tons of Rescued Clothes

BU recycling effort benefits Big Brother Big Sister By Leslie Friday.  Originally published in BU Today November 12, 2009. Imagine receiving a care package with seven tons of goodies. That’s what BU’s dorm residents gave at the end of the last school year to the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation, which then sold the donated […]

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’11 Bronze NASPA Award

By Rich Barlow From the Sierra Club to the Princeton Review, bouquets for BU’s environmental efforts are blossoming like spring crocuses. The latest is an award for a partnership with Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries that recycled 35 tons of clothing and housewares last May. The Goodwill Not Landfill program won a third-place Excellence Award from […]

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BU Honored for Recycling Program with Goodwill

Spurs recycling, not tossing, clothes and housewares.

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Green efforts land BU spot on STARS rankings

Written by Lisa Hagen.  Published Feb 10, 2011 in the Daily Free Press The Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System gives universities the chance to be recognized for their efforts to be environmentally friendly, and Boston University is among the front runners of environmentally friendly colleges according to the ratings. According to the STARS website, […]

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Using the Past to Predict Global Warming’s Future

Paleoclimatologist Maureen Raymo has spent the last two summers digging for marine fossils in the Australian desert, which was once a great sea.

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