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Trustees Adopt Broad Climate Change Strategy

Cutting energy demand and avoiding investment in coal, tar sands included 09.20.2016 By Rich Barlow Expanding BU’s efforts to curb climate change, the Board of Trustees last week unanimously approved a broad strategy, including efforts to avoid investments in companies that extract coal and tar sands oil, the most carbon-intensive fuels.The board also authorized a […]

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Meet David Frank

Who are you and how does sustainability fit in with what you do? My name is David Frank and I am the sustainability manager for Boston University Dining Services. I am Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) as well as a master of science in sustainability with a focus in efficiencies […]

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Solar Power Saves Everyone Money

By Nancy Averett Hoping to reduce their greenhouse emissions, Kelley Hippler and her husband, Tom, installed solar panels on the roof of their Colonial-style home in suburban Sharon in summer 2015. “We had, like a lot of folks, become more aware of global warming and we wanted to look into forms of sustainable energy,” Kelley […]

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Commonwealth Approves Cycle Tracks along Comm Ave

$20 million project part of major multipart reconstruction 06.23.2016 By Amy Laskowski A diagram of the redesigned Commonwealth Avenue. Courtesy of the city of Boston Traveling on Comm Ave is about to get safer, for bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers alike. State transportation authorities have approved a $20.4 million reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Brookline and […]

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Sustainable Summer Storage

Want to make this year’s move out easier for you and your wallet? The UPS Store provides reusable storage bins as an option for students storing items with them. These bins provide added protection for storage items, are crushproof, dustproof, water-resistant and are easy to move and carry. Best of all, they provide a zero-waste storage option which […]

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Meeting Our Energy Goals

Strategy In 2012, Boston University set a goal to reduce energy consumption by 10% by the end of FY2017. To meet the 10% target, we have taken three important steps: 1. Projects: In 2012 we developed a prioritized project list for the Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund and capital projects. 2. Natural Gas: In December of […]

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A Student’s Account of Visiting the White House

Article written by Lindsey Chew, a senior in Questrom School of Business. On November 19th, Boston University was one of the first campuses to join 218 colleges and universities in signing the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge. I am incredibly proud of Boston University for taking the lead on climate action in our greater […]

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The Search For Ancient Ice

Understanding what happened to the climate millions of years ago may tell us a lot about what will happen next By Sara Rimer and Devin Hahn High in the Transantarctic Mountains, the McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest part of Antarctica not covered with ice. Instead, a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks flows […]

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BU Furniture Donation Helps Local School

Every summer, Facilities Management & Planning (FM&P) takes advantage of having a quieter-than-normal campus by working to make upgrades and improvements across campus before students return in September. One of the most important projects each summer is the annual refresh of classrooms across the Charles River Campus. In the past five years alone, BU has […]

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Turning Paper Waste Into Opportunity

Departments Across Campus Build a More Mindful BU Paper makes up 27% of municipal solid waste in the U.S., more than any other material that Americans throw away. As an institution of higher education, paper is a critical component of Boston University’s functionality, used in administrative offices for nearly 10,000 faculty and staff. In the […]

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