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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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What Ancient Dinners Tell Us about Climate Change

CAS archaeologist looks to the past to study the present 01.23.2014 By Rich Barlow Catherine West made the breathtaking ruggedness of the Gulf of Alaska her climate change workshop last summer in part because of the feral cows. That’s right. Wild cattle, the descendants of domestic bovines introduced by American ranchers in the 19th century, […]

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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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BUMC Intern

  Facilities Management on the Medical Campus welcomed its first sustainability intern this month. Ryan McLaughlin, already part of the sustainability@BU team, will spend part of the week working on the Medical Campus advising Facilities staff on sustainability related issues. Facilities Management already incorporates sustainable practices into their projects, but bringing a dedicated intern on […]

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Art Installation to Light Up Boston Skyline

Look up Thursday to Sunday nights as laser connects BU towers 10.10.2013 By Susan Seligson A strange, otherworldly beam of light will slice the sky over BU beginning at dusk tonight. Be enchanted, but not alarmed: it’s a temporary, site-specific laser installation by German-Swiss artist Florian Dombois, part of the BU-hosted TransCultural Exchange 2013 Conference on […]

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MED’s Field of Dreams

Garden, recreation space offers students welcome respite 10.07.2013 By Leslie Friday Just over a year ago, Karen Antman was strolling past the newly opened Medical Student Residence on Albany Street when she spotted students tossing a football in the small courtyard abutting the building. The tight space called for some creative, and potentially dangerous, catches. “They […]

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Bike lanes to be added to Hub roadways by 2018

By Steven Dufour In an attempt to keep up with the city’s growing bike population, Boston Bikes announced on Friday a plan to add 75 miles of bike paths to Boston in the next five years. The Bike Network Plan outlines several stages of implementation for various types of lanes, traffic signals and signs specifically […]

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