We’re hiring Zero Waste Guides!

Zero Waste Guides will help the campus reduce waste by assisting students, faculty, staff, and BU community members at large with waste sorting and providing education about waste. Guides will assist people with sorting their waste in the George Sherman Union (GSU) food court and campus dining halls.

Getting to zero waste requires a combination of education and infrastructure, and guides will act as point persons at the six waste disposal hubs in the GSU for on-site education. Guides will participate in Weigh the Waste events in the dining halls throughout the semester, helping students sort their plate waste, educating students about food waste, and empowering students to reduce their waste. Guides should expect to participate in five to eight Weigh the Waste events throughout the Spring 2020 semester, during lunch and/or dinner throughout the semester.

Position length: 10-40 hours over the course of the spring semester.
Shifts will fall between:
11:00am 1:30pm and 5:00pm- 7:30pm.
Shift sign up is flexible and by request.
*Knowledge of waste streams and GSU disposables.
*Friendly demeanor and comfortable speaking with strangers.
*Remain standing for 2 hour period.
*Ability to lift 25lbs.

To Apply, visit our posting on the Student Employment Office job board or email our Sustainability Director Lexie Raczka at araczka@bu.edu!

Sustainability Initiatives

We serve 6.2 million meals a year designed to have a positive impact on both the environment and the wellness of the BU community. We do this by serving fresh, wholesome foods, and by promoting ecologically sound, socially responsible agriculture. Want to see how we’re doing? Check out our Sustainability Report, and see below for the exciting Sustainability initiatives and programs at BU.

Sustainability Programs

Keeping it green

Fresh Food Company @ Marciano Commons, Rize , and Late Nite Kitchen are all 4-star Certified Green Restaurant. And the GSU Food Court is the only Certified Food Court® in the US, with a 3-star rating.