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W.B. Mason Catalog “Swap and Save” Program

Sourcing & Procurement, in partnership with W.B. Mason and a project team of community members from across the University including sustainability@BU, announced a new “Swap and Save” Program on the W.B. Mason Catalog in the BU Terrier Marketplace. The program provides an easy way for departments to identify comparable, recycled and/or sustainable products as well as […]

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MyPrint Enhancements

Over intersession, IS&T made enhancements to BU’s MyPrint service. MyPrint is now easier to use, has more options, and best of all…it is more sustainable! The University’s aging printer fleet has been replaced with EPEAT Gold certified devices. An EPEAT rating is given only to electronic products which achieve stringent environmental and sustainability standards for […]

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2017 Survey

Thank you for completing the annual Sustainability Survey. Congratulations to Melissa Davenport, a project manager at SPH, who was randomly selected as the prize winner. Conducting an annual survey truly helps us better understand our community and informs the direction of our future communications and programming. The survey was designed to gauge progress on sustainability awareness […]

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South Campus Wins 2016 Dorm Energy Challenge

South Campus claimed victory in the fourth annual Dorm Energy Challenge, seizing the title from two-time winner West Campus. The contest, which encourages students in each of BU’s campus areas to share their efforts to reduce their environmental footprint and conserve energy, is held every year during the month of October and is co-hosted by […]

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Questrom Welcomes Renowned Sustainability Expert

Peter Fox-Penner heads University’s new Institute for Sustainable Energy 03.03.2016 By Amy Laskowski It’s not the rat race that keeps sustainability expert Peter Fox-Penner up at night. Rather it’s the race to decarbonization, or deep reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, before the world faces “very severe climate impacts, even bigger than the ones we have […]

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2016 Survey

Thank you for completing the annual Sustainability Survey. Congratulations to Sheila Orechia, an undergraduate student in CAS, who was randomly selected as the prize winner. Conducting an annual survey truly helps us better understand our community and informs the direction of our future communications and programming. We were thrilled to have received more than 1,700 completed responses! […]

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Earth House Doubles as Environmental Classroom

New student residence teaches more sustainable everyday living

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West Campus Wins 2015 Dorm Energy Challenge

West Campus won the third annual dorm energy challenge for the second year in a row! Last fall the challenge was determined by percentage of energy saved, as compared to the same time in the previous year. West Campus won the competition with a 2% electricity reduction over the previous year. This year’s challenge focused […]

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BU Shines with STARS

How does BU measure its progress in becoming a more sustainable campus? Who sets the bar? BU evaluates the University’s performance annually in categories such as greenhouse gas emissions, waste reduction, energy use, and water consumption. In the past 9 years, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions 25%, our waste by 9%, and our water use […]

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Science under Our Feet

BU researcher studies ecology, and climate consequences, of Boston’s groundwater 09.23.2015 By Rich Barlow   More than one passerby gawks at the three BU students who appear to be ice fishing—in June, in the middle of a Boston sidewalk.At an intersection on Beacon Street near the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge, Tim Maguire (GRS’18) and two student […]

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