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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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BU as a Sustainable Energy Learning Lab

With the broad set of operational issues being addressed, Boston University is well suited as a learning laboratory for sustainability. Over the course of the past year sustainability@BU and Facilities Management & Planning partnered with mechanical engineering associate professor, Michael Gevelber and two of his students to explore what it would take to get Earth […]

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New Energy & Environmental Sustainabilty Concentration Offered for MBA Students

A new concentration in Energy and Environmental Sustainability (EES) is being introduced to the MBA program as a part of the school’s continued commitment to sustainability-focused education. The EES concentration is aligned with SMG’s mission to prepare innovative and ethical leaders who understand the impact of business on society and create value for 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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Sustainability in the City

Alumni College to Debut in June Inaugural event will focus on sustainability Attention all alumni: BU is offering you a chance to go back to class—without the grades and the term papers. The Boston University Alumni Association (BUAA) is hosting its first Alumni College, a weekend-long educational experience, June 10–12. The subject is Sustainability in […]

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CEESI wins IBM Smarter Planet Industry Skills Innovation Award

BU’s Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative (CEESI) has won a $10,000 award from IBM to create a course titled, “Technology and the Global Urban Challenges: Security, Energy, Water, and the Environment”.

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Four Ways to Change BU’s Food for the Better

Written by Hannah Franke Boston University has dedicated many resources to promoting sustainability on campus in recent years, especially in dining halls where environmentally conscious food choices have become a daily option. This year, BU has expanded its sustainability efforts, from offering more local and organic produce in the dining halls to expanding compost and […]

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BU dining services tries eco-friendly menu options

Written by Alyssa Langer Vegetarians and environmentally conscious students can make a difference once meal at a time with Boston University Dining Services’ implementation of “Make a Difference Mondays.” Dining Services and Sargent Choice teamed up “to promote eating foods with a low carbon footprint that are better for both us and our environment,” said […]

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Sawyer Seminar Series on Energy Transitions and Society

Following the success of the John Sawyer Seminars in Fall 2010, the Frederick S. Pardee Center will continue to convene the seminars for Spring 2011.

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Green efforts land BU spot on STARS rankings

Written by Lisa Hagen.  Published Feb 10, 2011 in the Daily Free Press The Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System gives universities the chance to be recognized for their efforts to be environmentally friendly, and Boston University is among the front runners of environmentally friendly colleges according to the ratings. According to the STARS website, […]

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