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BU is a Green College!

Boston University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.

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BU Team Wins First Annual Smart Lighting Challenge

Ten teams of students from several colleges came together on Saturday to compete in the first annual Smart Lighting Challenge, held at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. The winners of the competition were BU students Connor McEwen (EE’14), Felipe Spinel (Questrom’12), Parker Fox (Questrom’12) and Ahmad Nawasrah (Questrom’12), who showcased their ideas for […]

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NSF Greenlights Sustainable Building Project

Past efforts to design more sustainable buildings have largely focused on finding ways to reduce their energy consumption in isolation. Now a new, four-year project drawing on engineering and architecture faculty at Boston University and MIT, respectively, promises to deliver substantial carbon footprint and energy cost reductions not only to individual buildings, but also to […]

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CEESI wins IBM Smarter Planet Industry Skills Innovation Award

BU’s Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative (CEESI) has won a $10,000 award from IBM to create a course titled, “Technology and the Global Urban Challenges: Security, Energy, Water, and the Environment”.

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BU Honored for Goodwill Not Landfill Program

Spurs recycling, not tossing, clothes and housewares.

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Excellence in Commuter Options

The Medical Campus and the Charles River Campus received 2012 Pinnacle Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards by MassRides and  Massachusetts Coalition of Transportation Management Associations.

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Four Ways to Change BU’s Food for the Better

Written by Hannah Franke Boston University has dedicated many resources to promoting sustainability on campus in recent years, especially in dining halls where environmentally conscious food choices have become a daily option. This year, BU has expanded its sustainability efforts, from offering more local and organic produce in the dining halls to expanding compost and […]

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Sustainable Seafood

As part of Earth Week festivities, come learn from local experts about how you can play your part in saving the world’s seafood resources.

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Earth Week & Earth Day 2011

Check out what’s going on for Earth Day and Earth Week this year!

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Sustainability Ambassadors at the BUMC

Building upon the Sustainability Liaisons program currently in place on both campuses, sustainability@BU is adding Sustainability Ambassadors to increase involvement on the Medical Campus.  Launched in March 2010, the Sustainability Liaisons program was established as a way to encourage sustainable actions through peer-to-peer awareness.  The program is made up of faculty and staff with 100% […]

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