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Earth House Doubles as Environmental Classroom

New student residence teaches more sustainable everyday living

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BU Talks Climate Action at the White House

Pledges to reduce its carbon emissions by 35 percent 11.20.2015 By Amy Laskowski Boston University pledged yesterday to reduce its carbon emissions by 35 percent in four million square feet of building space by 2020, adding to the 35 percent reduction in carbon emissions it has already achieved in many existing facilities. The news came […]

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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 Dining Services Reaches a Big Goal, Ahead of Schedule

A fifth of food from sustainable sources achieved three years early 10.27.2015 By Mara Sassoon Grass-fed beef? Check. Cage-free eggs? You got it. Certified Humane chicken? BU’s dining locations offer that, too. BU Dining Services recently released its 2015 Sustainability Report, which details its progress over the past year in offering more sustainable food options […]

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BU Furniture Donation Helps Local School

Every summer, Facilities Management & Planning (FM&P) takes advantage of having a quieter-than-normal campus by working to make upgrades and improvements across campus before students return in September. One of the most important projects each summer is the annual refresh of classrooms across the Charles River Campus. In the past five years alone, BU has […]

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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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New Bike Cage at BUMC

Good news for BMC/BUMC bikers! Due to high demand, there has been an increase in the overall number of available spaces for bikes to be stored at BMC/BUMC thanks to the efforts of Director of Public Safety, Control Center, and Parking Services, Connie Packard, TranSComm, and Facilities Management. There is a new bike cage (open […]

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CSC Encourages Students to Branch Out

New program promotes environmental community service 02.28.2014 By Irene Berman-Vaporis (COM’14) It was 8 a.m. on a recent Saturday, and it was cold. Bitterly cold. Officially, it was 16 degrees, but the wind chill made it feel much worse. Despite the frigid temperatures, 10 Boston University students were trampling through more than half a foot […]

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BU Dining Services, Club GiiVE Co-sponsor Compost in Campus Dining Halls

1/29/2014 By Taryn Ottaunick Boston University Dining Services teamed up with Club Get Involved in Volunteer Experiences to hold an environmental awareness campaign in dining halls across the Charles River Campus Tuesday. “Composting Comes Out” encouraged students to become aware of the dining halls’ food disposal process by giving them the choice to either clean […]

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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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