Boston University Launches sustainability website

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Boston University recently launched sustainability@BU the University’s first sustainability website, which acts as a portal to educate and engage the BU community. The homepage screams transparency, as it illustrates the University’s water use, energy consumption, CO2 emissions, the amount of trash produced, and how much is recycled.

“Our hope is that when people visit the website, particularly for the first time, they’ll gasp at the magnitude of the challenge to reduce our environmental footprint, what BU is doing to address these issues, as well as what they can do as individuals,” says Dennis Calberg, University’s first sustainability director.

The site houses information such as research being done in renewable energy, classes being offered, energy saving building retrofit projects,a Green Campus Tour and where to find bike rack and recycling locations.

“Our goal is to educate the BU community on what some of the issues are and inspire people, both individually and as groups, to make changes in their daily activities,” says Susan Chaityn Lebovits, communications specialist and editor of the website. “We also wanted to create a place where people can share accomplishments, exchange ideas, and ask questions.”
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