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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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Sustainable Resources Center @ SED

The School of Education’s Pickering Library recently opened the Sustainability Resources Center, a collaboration between the library and sedGreen.

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Buying the Farm: CSA Comes to BU

Ward’s Berry Farm offers local fruit, veggies BY LESLIE FRIDAY Gabe Stein’s mom would be proud of him. She’s purchased fruit and vegetables for the last five years from a local community supported agriculture (CSA) group in Denver, Colo. Now Stein (CAS’11) is following in her footsteps, thanks to a new project at BU’s weekly […]

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Survey Rates BU Among Greenest Schools in the Country

By Jaime Lutz , The Daily Free Press Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 The Princeton Review released survey results on April 20 that includes Boston University in a list of hundreds of colleges across the United States that have successfully gone green. The ranking comes after the university’s massive environmental push in recent years, a […]

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How to Recycle Almost Anything

BU and Goodwill team up for Earth Day Bu Leslie Friday Lounging on GSU Plaza takes on new meaning today. To help celebrate Earth Day 2010, sustainability@bu, which carries out BU’s sustainability program, is teaming up with Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries to create a faux living room, complete with couches, carpeting, tables, and chairs — […]

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