Ten Sustainable Actions

In order to encourage behavior change we’ve compiled Ten Sustainable Actions to address throughout the course of the academic year, focusing on one each month. We’ve also partnered with Carbonrally, who tracks how well we’re doing in reducing our carbon footprint on campus through friendly competitions between the colleges.

It’s our hope that through outreach and education, the BU community will make a conscious effort to use less and pick up a few meaningful facts along the way.

Did you know?

  • The energy saved by recycling a single aluminum can, or glass bottle, could operate a television set for three hours, or light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.
  • An average shower uses about 5 gallons of water per minute. If you shorten your shower by 2 minutes, you can cut your water use by 10 gallons.

Ten Sustainable Actions

1) Bring Your Own Mug
2) Think Before You Print
3) Turn Off the Lights
4) Use LED lightbulbs
5) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
6) Unplug your power cords
7) Power down computers
8) Take Shorter Showers
9) Eat Less Meat
10) Wash Clothes in Cold Water