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Boston University Implements New Water Program through W.B. Mason

Sourcing & Procurement is pleased to announce a new water delivery program with W.B. Mason. The University’s relationship with W.B. Mason as a preferred vendor has allowed for discounted rates for both water delivery as well as permanent plumbed water filtration units. Plumbed Water Filtration Units: The Sustainable Choice The use of plumbed water filtration units […]

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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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Commuting to the Charles River Campus

  Sometimes we don’t think about our commute to campus as an aspect of our lives we can change. Maybe we do think about it, but don’t know where to begin. BU’s Parking & Transportation Services on the Charles River Campus (CRC) is working hard by helping faculty, staff, and students understand and consider all […]

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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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Printer Standards Initiative

In 2015 a cross-functional team of representatives from various schools and departments, including sustainability@BU, Information Services & Technology, and Sourcing & Procurement, conducted an internal evaluation and formal proposal process to establish University-wide printer standards in efforts to streamline the management and support of the University’s printer fleet and to reduce overall costs associated with […]

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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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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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