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Sea Level Rise Conference Convenes at BU

Venice is building storm surge protection. Helsinki is planning on inviting water in. Boston could do both. As seas rise (10” in Boston in the last century), cities are planning how to prepare for the impacts of climate change, and more specifically, sea level rise. More than 200 attendees and speakers from around the world […]

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Agganis Arena: Salvaging Food, Feeding Boston

Each year, Americans across the country are making difficult decisions when it comes to putting food on the table. Families are often forced to choose between paying for food and other necessities such as utilities, housing, medical care and education. Food security, defined as having “access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy […]

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Changemakers at sustainability@BU: Interns Help Make BU a Leader in Carbon Reduction

  In her keynote speech at the AASHE 2014 opening ceremony, Story of Stuff creator Annie Leonard presented a newer Story, this time about change. Leonard recognizes that change is a slow and difficult process and she suggests that change is most successful through the collaboration of several different kinds of changemakers, namely: builders, networkers, […]

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Student Garden is a Retreat from Urban Life

It’s no secret that green space is limited at BU.  Thanks to a group of dedicated students, there’s a little bit more to enjoy through a new reflection garden next to the Alan & Sherry Leventhal Center. Environmental Student Organization (ESO) discussed their request for a garden with sustainability@BU and the Facilities Management & Planning […]

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The Coral Whisperer

Liz Burmester seeks a better diagnosis for dying coral reefs

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Q&A with Denise Doherty

MARCOM staff member, Denise Doherty, discusses her thoughts on sustainability in this Q&A as part of our What You’re Doing series focusing on the sustainable actions of faculty, staff, and students at BU.

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