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RecycleMania Competition Under Way

BU’s aim: improve ranking among colleges nationwide 02.05.2013By Leslie Friday Diners at the GSU’s Union Court sort their trash into three bins marked recycle, landfill, and compostables. Photos by Cydney Scott Has it been a decade since you last sorted through your files? Is your desk littered with unwanted junk mail and catalogues? Have you been […]

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Green Restaurants

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Three BU Restaurants Get Four Stars for Eco-Friendliness

Center for Student Services eateries earn high honors 01.28.2013 By Leslie Friday Sabrina Pashtan, Dining Services sustainability coordinator, applies a Certified Green Restaurant® sticker at Marciano Commons. Photos by Kalman Zabarsky Leanne Ciccone wasn’t aware that Rize, the upscale café at the Center for Student Services that she visits “embarrassingly a lot,” is a four-star restaurant. […]

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’12 GSU Named a Green Restaurant

On February 24th, 2012, the George Sherman Union Food Court became a Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association, with the most Green Points™ in all of New England! In addition, it is the only food court in the US to be a Certified Green Restaurant®. Through this third-party certification, we hope to validate […]

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Going Zero Waste

  Catering on the Charles has provided Zero Waste events since Commencement 2009, sorting the waste behind the scenes of their staffed events.  You may not find any trash bins on the floor of your event and that is because we take all the used plates, cups, napkins, etc and sort it in the back: 99% […]

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BU dining services tries eco-friendly menu options

Written by Alyssa Langer Vegetarians and environmentally conscious students can make a difference once meal at a time with Boston University Dining Services’ implementation of “Make a Difference Mondays.” Dining Services and Sargent Choice teamed up “to promote eating foods with a low carbon footprint that are better for both us and our environment,” said […]

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The Secret Roof Garden

Growing organic tomatoes, learning to compost, with great views By Edward A. Brown In the slide show above, Chris Holden (CAS’10, GRS’11) offers proof that even as winter arrives, things grow. Boston University offers full urban immersion, with theaters, restaurants, and a historic ballpark just minutes away. But what if you want to grow your […]

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The Secret Roof Garden

Growing organic tomatoes, learning to compost, with great views By Edward A. Brown In the slide show above, Chris Holden (CAS’10, GRS’11) offers proof that even as winter arrives, things grow. Boston University offers full urban immersion, with theaters, restaurants, and a historic ballpark just minutes away. But what if you want to grow your […]

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The Misses Congeniality

Co-op living amid frescoed walls at the Harriet E. Richards House By Jessica Ullian During finals, residence halls all over Boston University are strewn with end-of-the-semester debris, and the Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House is no exception. But if there is a down-side to living in a beautifully appointed, lovingly maintained row house on Bay […]

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Life on the Farm

A dean and professor get their hands dirty By Devin Hahn In the video above, Virginia Sapiro and Graham Wilson share their other life, far from Kenmore Square. They spent more than 30 years in Madison, Wis., before packing up and moving East. Relocating to Boston two years ago, they made a home in Kenmore […]

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