What Are You Doing?
We want to know what individuals and groups are doing to make the University and the world more sustainable. Stories will be featured in our Green Box and hopefully, be an inspiration to visitors of this site. Have a story? Please contact us.
|Thinking outside the box… or bucket, the Community Service Club at the College of General Studies got faculty and staff to turn in their trashcans and think twice before they threw anything away.|
|CAS Professor Nathan Phillips melds personal, professional passions. Learn how he uses human power to live off the grid in “Living Green“|
|Robbie Choate spent much of last semester on the roof of the Metcalf Science Center. His energy setback project, inspired by Professor Michael Gevelber’s class, resulted in saving the University money and CO2.|
|Liz Peyton (CAS ’11), Patrick Jiang (School of Law ’11), Lydia Glenn (CAS ’13) and Chris Hall (ENG’13) are among the founding members of the BU Beekeepers Club.|
|Michael Mann recently finished building a bamboo bike. Mann, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences department of geography and environment, says his creations come from the enjoyment of working with his hands, with an added bonus that they help save the environment.|
|Listen to Cutler Cleveland, a CAS professor of geography and environment, discuss the ecological damage caused by BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill|
|Dylan Jackson (ENG ’10), is working on self-cleaning photovoltaic cells for his master’s thesis. The model tests the removal of dust particles using electrodynamic waves with solar energy as the power source.|
|Cassie Lane (SED ’09) started a grassroots recycling and composting program at The Children’s Center|
|Megan Masur (COM ’11) helped produce a documentary on the Coast Guard’s Artificial Reef-X Deployment Program, where the shells of military tanks are dropped into the ocean to create coral reefs.|
|Emily Pan (center) is working hard as the Rich Hall EcoRep Coordinator|
|SED Green created an online magazine called Stomata|
|Chris Holden (CAS’10, GRS’11) works in the rooftop greenhouse on top of the Stone Science Building|