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Sustainability Team Welcomes New Data Manager

sustainability@BU is excited to announce the addition of Stephen Ellis as the new data manager to the team. His background in sustainability and great familiarity with higher education has already proven to be a great asset to the University. As the data manager, Stephen’s primary responsibility is to report the University’s sustainability and climate actions […]

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W.B. Mason Reusable Tote Pilot

BU Sourcing & Procurement is working with W.B. Mason to roll out a reusable tote program for the delivery of office supplies on campus, following a successful pilot earlier this summer. The goal of the program is to reduce the amount of waste created from cardboard packaging. Sourcing & Procurement is committed to waste reduction […]

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New BU Benefits for Cyclists, Those Parking in MBTA Lots

Employee incentives designed to reduce traffic congestion, emissions 12.13.2017 By Rich Barlow New BU employee benefits will subsidize those who bike to work or leave their cars in MBTA parking lots. The bike benefit may be applied to qualifying riders starting with the 2017 calendar year. Employees may begin signing up for the parking benefit […]

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BU Arts Initiative Gets Gold

  The Boston University Arts Initiative is an integral part of many students’ educational and extracurricular experiences. Located on the second floor of the GSU, you are welcomed with an immediate sense of comfort with art pieces displayed on clear glass, even before you enter. The department strives for sustainability in their operations. “Being green […]

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A Cycling Solution

By Stephanie Gagnon Jeff Murray of BU’s Construction Services was tired of fighting midday traffic on Commonwealth Avenue. He and his colleagues used a van to get from their offices in West Campus to meetings and projects on East Campus, less than two miles away. The van is difficult to manage in traffic, and some […]

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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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Questrom Executive Education Achieves Platinum Department Certification

Questrom’s Executive Education department was awarded Platinum Certification for their efforts in reducing the office’s collective environmental impact. Green Department Certification is similar to Green Office Certification, but requires individuals to work with their colleagues. The intent is for people to come together to create something bigger and more meaningful. The Green Department Certification survey […]

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School of Law Project Earns Gold LEED Certification

2015 renovation and construction cited for sustainable design 01.26.2017 By Joel Brown. Photo by Melissa Ostrow The BU School of Law makeover won plaudits from students and faculty for its vibrant design and state-of-the art-classrooms and moot courtroom when it was completed in 2015. Now the renovation and construction project has attained an honor for […]

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Boston University Implements New Water Program through W.B. Mason

Sourcing & Procurement is pleased to announce a new water delivery program with W.B. Mason. The University’s relationship with W.B. Mason as a preferred vendor has allowed for discounted rates for both water delivery as well as permanent plumbed water filtration units. Plumbed Water Filtration Units: The Sustainable Choice The use of plumbed water filtration units […]

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Putting Emphasis on Sustainability at Orientation

New students learn about BU’s green culture 09.02.2016 By Liz Vanderau (CAS ’17) It’s 8 a.m. on a Friday morning during a Freshman Orientation session and Lena Adams (SAR’19), dressed in a green T-shirt, is scraping breakfast leftovers and napkins off a sleepy freshman’s plate in the West Campus dining hall. The waste goes into […]

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