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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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Renew Boston Trust

Bankable Finance Structures for Energy Efficiency The City of Boston is a leader in energy efficiency, just ask the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) who ranked Boston #1 in its first City Energy Efficiency Scorecard in 2013. Now Boston is poised to build on that leadership to be the first city in the […]

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Q&A with Danielle Elefritz

Student Government’s director of Environmental Affairs, Danielle Elefritz, discusses her thoughts on 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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2015 Survey

Thank to all who participated in the 2015 sustainability@BU survey. We were thrilled by the responses we received! Congratulations to Jim Gannon, the randomly selected winner. The survey was designed to gauge progress on sustainability awareness at Boston University. Having information about your understanding and activities regarding sustainability will better help us plan future efforts, […]

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Climate Ready in Higher Ed

“Projections indicate that by 2100, it is likely that the Boston area will experience sea level rise of up to 6 feet.  At this level, what we now consider a “100-year storm event” will happen at each high tide, and the new 100-year storm event will mean flooding of up to 30% of the City. […]

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New Bike Cage at BUMC

Good news for BMC/BUMC bikers! Due to high demand, there has been an increase in the overall number of available spaces for bikes to be stored at BMC/BUMC thanks to the efforts of Director of Public Safety, Control Center, and Parking Services, Connie Packard, TranSComm, and Facilities Management. There is a new bike cage (open […]

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Ink and Toner Recycling Request Confirmation

Thank you for your request regarding ink and toner recycling. Recycling boxes will be provided by Facilities management & Planning. Request for box pick-up will be fulfilled by Office Depot drivers. Please note, that the drivers will not be able to contact you to schedule a pick up time, so please have the boxes ready […]

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Q&A with Brad Mount

Agganis Arena staff member, Brad Mount, discusses his thoughts on 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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2014 Eco Rep Symposium

It’s not every day that passionate environmental stewards from colleges and universities across the northeast region have the chance to share ideas and collaborate but when they do, the results are inspiring. Six Boston University students joined over 180 students hailing from 30 other colleges and universities across the northeast region to participate in the […]

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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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