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Putting Emphasis on Sustainability at Orientation

New students learn about BU’s green culture 09.02.2016 By Liz Vanderau (CAS ’17) It’s 8 a.m. on a Friday morning during a Freshman Orientation session and Lena Adams (SAR’19), dressed in a green T-shirt, is scraping breakfast leftovers and napkins off a sleepy freshman’s plate in the West Campus dining hall. The waste goes into […]

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Introducing the Institute for Sustainable Energy

Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is a University-wide institute, administered by the Questrom School of Business, that assists and promotes faculty research, and enhances BU’s curricular offerings and communication products related to sustainable energy. The Institute expands engagement and collaboration with outside stakeholders, including energy technology firms, public agencies, other universities and research […]

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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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Biologist Primack Wins Humboldt Award

Grant funds collaborations across Germany

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Building a Better Barometer

CAS prof leads a quest to quantify climate change 02.13.2015 By Barbara Moran The 2014 National Climate Assessment reads like a postcard from the apocalypse. Here’s what it says the Northeast can expect from climate change: heat waves, sea-level rise, coastal flooding, intense rainstorms, and blizzards. Freeways, farms, and fisheries will be “increasingly compromised.” And […]

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SHA Strives for Green, Achieves Gold

School of Hospitality Administration (SHA) staff, faculty, and students dedicate themselves to reducing human impact on the environment. They believe real change starts in an academic setting. That’s why SHA is the first School at Boston University to be Gold Certified with 100% community participation in BU’s Green Office Certification program. Energy is the make-or-break […]

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West Campus Wins Fall 2014 Energy Challenge

With an extraordinary rise in the ranks—shooting to from last place in 2013 to first place this year— West Campus won the second Dorm Energy Challenge by reducing their electricity consumption 2%. Two percent doesn’t sound like very much, but understanding that the first competition ran at the same time last year is important. Student […]

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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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Dining’s Sustainability Coordinator Shares Culinary Creativity

Ever wonder why strawberries taste so much better in the summer, or why it’s hard to find good corn in the spring?  The growing season of produce can make a bigger difference than just affecting its availability to consumers.  Using seasonal ingredients will not only make a difference for environment, but for your taste buds […]

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