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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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MyPrint Enhancements

Over intersession, IS&T made enhancements to BU’s MyPrint service. MyPrint is now easier to use, has more options, and best of all…it is more sustainable! The University’s aging printer fleet has been replaced with EPEAT Gold certified devices. An EPEAT rating is given only to electronic products which achieve stringent environmental and sustainability standards 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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Sustainable Summer Storage

Want to make this year’s move out easier for you and your wallet? The UPS Store provides reusable storage bins as an option for students storing items with them. These bins provide added protection for storage items, are crushproof, dustproof, water-resistant and are easy to move and carry. Best of all, they provide a zero-waste storage option which […]

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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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Turning Paper Waste Into Opportunity

Departments Across Campus Build a More Mindful BU Paper makes up 27% of municipal solid waste in the U.S., more than any other material that Americans throw away. As an institution of higher education, paper is a critical component of Boston University’s functionality, used in administrative offices for nearly 10,000 faculty and staff. In the […]

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Affordable, renewed furniture for campus departments

Furniture is an important component of the educational and work environment. It can also be quite expensive and, at the end of its useful life, end up in landfills across the country. Thanks to a collaboration between Facilities Management & Planning and Sourcing & Procurement, University departments now have access to a new procurement strategy […]

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Sustainability Sketchbooks

Did you know that in order to manufacture just one sheet of paper it takes 17 watt hours of electricity? This may seem like a small number, but multiply it by 33,000+ students with a print quota of 100 pages per semester, and the number starts to take on greater importance. To produce the 100 […]

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Warren Towers Recycling Improvements

The fall 2014 semester saw a significant recycling rate increase at Warren Towers. Why? The installation of dual-stream recycling on every residential floor in the residence hall made the 10% increase possible. The effort was one of the key initiatives of BU Student Government’s Department of Environmental Affairs. The group’s main goal was to increase […]

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SHA Strives for Green, Achieves Gold

School of Hospitality Administration (SHA) staff, faculty, and students dedicate themselves to reducing human impact on the environment. They believe real change starts in an academic setting. That’s why SHA is the first School at Boston University to be Gold Certified with 100% community participation in BU’s Green Office Certification program. Energy is the make-or-break […]

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