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Reusable Bag Pilot at Sleeper Hall City Convenience

  In honor of Earth month, Student Government Environmental Affairs has unveiled a pilot program to reduce plastic bag use at the on campus, starting with the City Convenience located at Sleeper Hall. This initiative includes a 5-cent discount for those who use a reusable cloth bag for their purchases, instead of a plastic bag, […]

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Green Office

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Commencement Bees Happy in New Home

Tour de Hives 2012 bicycling event this Saturday By Leslie Friday. Video by Robin Berghaus Watch this video on YouTube While seniors were given advice and words of wisdom during this year’s Commencement, junior Lydia Glenn was given something else: a swarm of bees. And it was just what she wanted. Glenn’s gift arrived at […]

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CAS Provides Climate Change Primer to Eighth Graders

Field trip to BU “wicked awesome” By Leslie Friday Kayla Krantz (left) and Joelle Im, both eighth graders from Brookline’s Lincoln School, record measurements from a radiometer mounted atop the College of Arts & Sciences. Photo by Cydney Scott Sean Mackay was itching to show off the big find from an expedition to Antarctica last […]

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Sustainable Resources Center @ SED

The School of Education’s Pickering Library recently opened the Sustainability Resources Center, a collaboration between the library and sedGreen.

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Sierra Magazine Chooses BU for top 50

Boston University ranks #50 See Complete List How (and why) we came up with our list of America’s greenest campuses Illustration by Aesthetic Apparatus, photo by Lori Eanes Intercollegiate rivalry is a long and hallowed tradition. That was the operating premise, anyway, behind our fourth annual Coolest Schools survey. We sent out 11-page questionnaires to […]

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Robbie Choate helps University save CO2

The rooftop of 590 Comm Ave may seem an unusual place for an Economics major to hang around, but that’s where Robbie Choate was often found last semester. As an intern with BU Facilities Management and Planning, his energy setback project resulted in saving the University CO2. Choate’s interest in the Metcalf Science Center began […]

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Solar Power Solutions

A half an hour into the first meeting, equations and model drawings covered the photonics white board with blue ink. Professor Malay Mazumder and five engineering students fired shop jargon across the table. The group is taking on a project NASA has spent billions to test: self-cleaning solar panels. To a bystander, this could have […]

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Greening of the Guard

COM student part of documentary crew filming National Guard green initiatives By Anna Webster (COM) Megan Masur (COM’11) (top right) helped create a documentary on the National Guard. Megan Masur was sitting in class with her phone on silent this fall when she got the voice mail she had been waiting for all summer. The […]

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Where Bicycles Get Fixed, and Celebrated

Free Friday tool shops help rubber meet the road By Anna Webster (COM’10). Video by Robin Berghaus In the video above, Gina Daniel (CAS’10) learns from Alex Boyd (COM’11) how to give her bike a tune-up at the BU Bikes Tool Shop. BU Bikes was created for — and by — people like Greg Hum. […]

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