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 […]

Meet BUMC Engagement Intern Morgan Corniquel (MED’25)

Introducing Morgan Corniquel (MED ’25), our current BU Medical Campus (BUMC) intern. Morgan (she/her) joined our team just last week, and will be helping to promote current sustainability initiatives as well as guide student organizations on how to host sustainable events. Engaging at BUMC At BUMC, you will find Morgan tabling in the Medical School […]

Resident Sustainability Leaders present at Northeast Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium

On March 27, 2022 Resident Sustainability Leaders – Annette Valdouin, Monica Courtney, and Nikhita Santebennur presented at the Northeast Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium at UMass Lowell. What are RSLs or Resident Sustainability Leaders? The Resident Sustainability Leaders are an integral part of our team and assist with getting the word out about university-wide sustainability initiatives. […]

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 […]

Join Our Team: Apply for the BUMC Sustainability Internship

Interns are key to helping to implement the University’s Climate Action Plan and build a strong culture of sustainability. Our BUMC Intern serves as the face of BU Sustainability while interacting with and educating faculty, staff, and students on the Medical Campus about our programs. Description This position requires a charismatic communicator who is passionate about […]

Meet BUMC Engagement Intern Candace Smith (MED’ 24)

Meet Candace Smith (MED ’24), our BU Medical Campus (BUMC) intern. Candace (she/her) joined our team in the fall of 2021, and throughout the semester she has assisted with the advancement and awareness of BU’s Zero Waste Plan on the Medical Campus. Engaging at BUMC At BUMC, you can find Candace tabling in the Medical […]

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 […]

BU’s Waste Diversion During COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused a shift in behavior surrounding waste that inevitably altered our data on waste diversion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.   Last year at BU, the volume of single-use items increased in response to COVID-19. Takeaway containers from the dining hall and other food venues on campus were essential for maintaining social distancing and limiting the spread of the virus. While necessary, such practices increased the amount of waste sent to landfills or incinerators (facilities that burn trash).  Key data points   In FY 2021 BU diverted 31% of waste from landfills […]

Sustainable Dining Report 2018

What we have done and what is to come Since 2013, BU Dining has published an annual report highlighting achievements of each academic year and benchmarking progress in reaching our sustainable food and dining goals. The 2018 Sustainability Report will feature milestones for local food, third party certified products, low carbon menus, reusable containers, and […]