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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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Wiring the Woods

CAS researchers heat a forest floor to study climate change 10.07.2014 By Rich Barlow You call this science? Pam Templer’s students might have been forgiven for asking that question two years ago as they hopped on shovels like pogo sticks to carve trenches into the root-laced floor of New Hampshire’s Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. The laborious […]

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The Rainmaker

By simulating future weather, BU researcher ponders an ecosystem’s fate 10.02.2014 By Rich Barlow In the video above, Hollie Emery (GRS’16) and her team conduct climate change research in a Provincetown salt marsh that’s part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Photos by Cydney Scott. Video by Jenny Brown The salt marshes near Herring Cove […]

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BU Faculty Petition Urges Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

Trustees will consider request, pledges President Brown 09.10.2014 By Rich Barlow In an effort to combat climate change, 245 BU faculty members have signed a petition asking the University to divest oil, gas, and coal companies from its endowment. The petition was presented by four faculty members and one student yesterday to President Robert A. […]

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Q&A with Dylan Lewellyn

sustainability@BU intern, Dylan Lewellyn, talks 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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