New Boston University website offers green tips

Posted by Andrea Ruedy Trimble

Boston University recently launched a new sustainability website, which offers helpful tips not only for the Boston University community, but also for individuals and other institutions interested in reducing their carbon footprints. The “Ten Sustainable Actions” section describes specific steps with quantifiable metrics, ranging from washing clothes in cold water to bringing your own mug to work. Some of the statistics are staggering and strong motivation to implement a particular action. For example, using reusable bags is advisable because, “Globally we consume between 500 billion and 1 trillion bags each year, most of which end up in the landfills.”

The site also provides other valuable information, such as recommended computer energy settings, definitions, global statistics, events, links to news, and sustainability-related job postings. Check it out here: http://www.bu.edu/sustainability

This article was originally published in the Boston Globe Green Blog on February 19, 2010.

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