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Affordable, renewed furniture for campus departments

Furniture is an important component of the educational and work environment. It can also be quite expensive and, at the end of its useful life, end up in landfills across the country. Thanks to a collaboration between Facilities Management & Planning and Sourcing & Procurement, University departments now have access to a new procurement strategy […]

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BU Signs Landmark Energy Partnerships

Boston University has taken another big step towards our goal of reducing energy consumption 10% by 2017. In a landmark move, the University has signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with both National Grid, the University’s natural gas provider, and Eversource Energy, our electricity provider. “BU is one of the largest consumers of energy in the […]

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BU Geneva Program Lives Sustainably, Like the Locals

By Carla Rachman This year is the tenth anniversary of Boston University’s Study Abroad program in Geneva, Switzerland. Four- and six-month programs focus on international relations/law, public health, and physics. All students that stay for a full semester have a mix of classes and practica, either working on a research project at the CERN Laboratory, […]

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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 Questrom’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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