2023 BU Sustainability Innovation Seed Grant Winners Announced

Innovate@BU and BU Sustainability are thrilled to introduce the winners of this year’s Sustainability Innovation Seed Grants. These awards recognize seven exceptional projects that demonstrate forward-thinking solutions for enhancing sustainability on our campus and beyond. 4Rtists: Reduce, Recycle, Reclaim, and Reimagine Art Supplies  Megan Kwan (CFA’27) 4Rtists is a student-run, donation-based initiative at BU’s College […]

Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences Receives LEED Platinum

The 345,000-square-foot collaborative research and teaching center is the University’s first LEED Platinum building and Boston’s largest fossil fuel-free building. June 20, 2023 – Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences, Boston’s largest fossil fuel-free building to date, received LEED© Platinum, the highest rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. “Receiving LEED Platinum for […]

Sustainable Purchasing Organization Recognizes BU’s Leadership

When you’re as big as BU, what we buy has a substantial impact on our environment and the economy. That’s why it’s crucial for BU to tap into best practices for environmentally preferred purchasing. In support of that, BU is a member of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). Here are some recent developments regarding BU’s […]

Campus Climate Lab Researcher Wiley Hundertmark Named AASHE Sustainability Award Finalist

November 9  – The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) announced “Influence of Landscape Management Practices on Urban Greenhouse Gas Budgets”, with first author Wiley Hundertmark (CAS’20), as a finalist for a 2021 AASHE Sustainability Award in the campus sustainability research category, recognizing outstanding scholarship in higher education. Hundertmark is the […]

Zero Waste Awareness Campaign: November 2021

After kicking off the BU Zero Waste awareness campaign in October, November’s focus is on the lifecycle impact of items that become waste. Every ton of waste is the result of 71 tons upstream, so it’s clear that BU’s Zero Waste efforts will have an impact beyond our campuses. Check out BU’s Zero Waste Plan to find how you can help […]

Submit your Idea: Sustainability Innovation Seed Grant

From climate change resilience to Zero Waste, BU students are developing innovations to address our most pressing challenges. Get Funding To Launch Your Sustainability Idea Through a partnership by BU Sustainability and Innovate@BU, the Sustainability Innovation Seed Grant offers funding and resources to student teams. Students may apply for up to $500 to cover the […]