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Boston Awards BU a Carbon Cup

For being ahead of schedule in cutting greenhouse gases

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BUMC Finished First in MassCommute Bicycle Challenge

Boston University’s Medical Campus finished in first place in the The MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC), a week-long, FREE and friendly competition among  Massachusetts businesses, educational institutions, and municipalities. The 2014 MCBC took place during Bay State Bike Week, May 10th – 18th. Close to 100 BUMC students and staff, BMC staff and BHCHP staff took part […]

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2014 Survey

Thank to all who participated in the 2014 sustainability@BU 2014 survey. We were thrilled by the responses we received. Over 4,000 people participated! Congratulations to Douglass Payne, the randomly selected winner of an iPad mini with Retina display! The survey was designed to gauge progress on sustainability awareness at Boston University. Having information about your […]

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SG to Sponsor Bike Charging Stations on Campus

01/28/2014 By Emily Hartwell Boston University Student Government will sponsor the installation of stationary bike-charging stations throughout campus, SG officials said at a senate meeting Monday night. The environmental initiative, which was presented by Claire Richer of BU’s Environmental Student Organization, proposed the installation as a way to motivate students to be more active and […]

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Montreal Protocol Has Slowed Global Warming

BU-aided research: humans can retard climate change 12.17.2013 By Rich Barlow Climate change skeptics thought they’d found their aha moment: the Earth’s warm-up seems to have paused in the last 15 years, even while emissions of carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas, spike. Ergo, human-made emissions couldn’t be responsible for global warming, could they? Oh […]

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Eat Less Meat

Not all animal products are equal when it comes to carbon emissions.  Some animal products have a larger carbon footprint than others.  You can reduce your impact simply by consuming less animal products.  Even giving up one meal a week makes a difference!   Some animal products have larger carbon footprints than others.  According the […]

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2013 Eco Rep Symposium Recap

  Passionate student presentations, meaningful group discussions, and valuable peer-to-peer connections were just a few of the highlights of the 2013 Eco Rep Symposium at BU on Saturday, November 9th.  The event, co-hosted by sustainability@BU and GreenerU, had a great turnout of nearly 150 participants from colleges across the Northeast. sustainability@BU interns Tori Dearborn and […]

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BU Profs Take Energy Conservation from Lecture Hall to Real Life

Assessing, revamping energy use at Roxbury’s Madison Park Village 11.05.2013 By Leslie Friday The next time you walk into an office lobby that’s freezing on an August afternoon or an apartment that’s sweltering on a January morning, consider this: buildings are energy hogs, responsible for more than 40 percent of all of the energy consumed and […]

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100 BSR receives LEED certification, inspires competition

Written by Rachel Riley An energy-saving competition between Boston University residence halls will challenge students to reduce their electricity consumption this semester, BU officials announced Thursday. “The first energy challenge at Boston University will be a competition against residence halls to see which area can reduce the amount of electricity consumption in the months of September […]

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BU student activists instrumental to walk for Cape Wind, green initatives

  Written by Rachel Riley Just one example of Boston University students striving to promote “green” initiatives is the role several BU students played in organizing a six-day march to support the establishment of Cape Wind, the nation’s first offshore wind farm. College of Engineering  junior John Griese and second-year College of Arts and Sciences graduate […]

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