Rick Reibstein

Students Present to Brookline Zero Emissions Advisory Board

Five students from EE 538, Research for Environmental Agencies and Organizations, presented to a meeting of the Zero Emissions Advisory Board of Brookline, MA.  Brookline has had a Climate Action Plan in place for more than a decade.  After Brookline resident Deborah Brown saw students present in 2021, she informed the Board of the possibility […]

Students Present Innovative Energy Program Ideas to Local And National Energy Experts

On February 22nd, Daniel Daponte and Valentina Vaney presented their ideas for municipal action to accelerate the adoption of solar and novel solar placement to the Municipal Sustainable Energy Forum, a discussion group of experts on energy policy for communities.  Daponte and Ian Galinson previously presented their work to the Sustainable Lexington (Massachusetts) committee, which […]

PhD Candidate Alicia Zhang and Lecturer Rick Reibstein presented comments to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

Ph.D. Candidate Alicia Zhang and Lecturer Rick Reibstein presented comments to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council on August 18, 2021, recommending attention to the opportunity to benefit EJ communities by implementing Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), a method by which municipal governments purchase electricity in bulk for their residents.  Zhang reported on what she learned […]

Students present ideas for improving food justice, local and sustainable food, and community and urban farming at the Massachusetts Statehouse

On December 4th students in the class Research for Environmental Agencies and Organizations presented their ideas for fostering sustainable farming to benefit communities – including those in need of fresh food – to Representative Hannah Kane of the Food Policy Council, to legislative staff, and to officials of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), […]

Rick Reibstein and Josh Taylor interviewed by WGBH

In 2018 students of the class “Research for Environmental Agencies and Organizations” wrote to every municipality in Massachusetts to find out what actions were being taken to address the problem of lead in water.  Today, Junior Josh Taylor and Lecturer Richard Reibstein were interviewed by WGBH reporter Craig LeMoult on what this project revealed and […]


Students in Research Class Present at the Massachusetts Green Careers Conference

At the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in Westborough, MA, on September 20, Alana Danison and Madeleine Mattson participated in Rick Reibstein’s presentation on the projects students have been doing in his class Research for Environmental Agencies and Organizations (GE 532 and 534). The projects have included work on lead poisoning prevention, water quality […]

BU students and faculty present at Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference

On March 29, three BU students presented at the ninth annual Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference, with the theme, “Shaping the Future of Sustainability,” held in Harvard Square. Josh Taylor explained how students in Rick Reibstein’s course Research for Environmental Agencies & Organizations (GE 532) surveyed Massachusetts communities to find out what they are doing […]

GE 532 students present analysis of Mystic River contamination

On March 28, students in Research for Environmental Agencies and Organizations (GE 532) presented their analysis of chemical storage and contaminated site vulnerability to climate change to representatives of the Mystic River Watershed Association, the Sustainable Remediation Forum, EcoAdapt, and the engineering consulting firms Fuss & O’Neill and Woodward and Curran. The students also presented […]