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Agganis Arena: Salvaging Food, Feeding Boston

Each year, Americans across the country are making difficult decisions when it comes to putting food on the table. Families are often forced to choose between paying for food and other necessities such as utilities, housing, medical care and education. Food security, defined as having “access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy […]

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Reusable Bag Pilot at Sleeper Hall City Convenience

  In honor of Earth month, Student Government Environmental Affairs has unveiled a pilot program to reduce plastic bag use at the on campus, starting with the City Convenience located at Sleeper Hall. This initiative includes a 5-cent discount for those who use a reusable cloth bag for their purchases, instead of a plastic bag, […]

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Surplus Asset Management: Saving Waste and Dollars

Every year Boston University makes strides in reducing waste on campus and diverting what it no longer needs through organizations that ensure good stuff can be reused, and if not, recycled. Since 2006, BU has reduced its total waste by 12% and has increased its recycling rate from 3% to 30%. Surplus furniture is no […]

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MBA Team Wins First Place in P&G Sustainability Challenge

By Gilberto Millares (IMBA’13) from the BU MBA Student Life blog Some of Procter & Gamble’s sustainability goals for the future include completely eliminating the waste they currently generate, using only renewable energy in all their facilities, and having environmentally-friendly products and packages. As you might guess, such endeavors present an extremely difficult challenge for […]

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Waste Reduction

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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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’11 Bronze NASPA Award

By Rich Barlow From the Sierra Club to the Princeton Review, bouquets for BU’s environmental efforts are blossoming like spring crocuses. The latest is an award for a partnership with Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries that recycled 35 tons of clothing and housewares last May. The Goodwill Not Landfill program won a third-place Excellence Award from […]

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Recyclemania!

Join the Challenge and “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” to cut CO2 and win RecycleMania, a national competition to increase recycling.

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BU basketball court floor travels from Boston to Jamaica

By Eli Forrester In June of 2005, after 30 years of loyal service, the wooden basketball floor at Boston University’s Walter Brown arena was retired and removed.  Despite numerous attempts to donate it, the floor sat in a dark warehouse for nearly five years with no future in sight.  Then, in 2008, BU was chosen […]

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BU Scores with Recyclemania

The Masssachusetts College & University Recycling Council recently presented Boston University with an Achievement Award for Recylemania 2010

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