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  • Achieve Zero Waste

    April 21, 2021
    What is Zero Waste? Conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health (Zero Waste International Alliance). Achieved when 90% of waste is diverted from the landfill or […]
  • Conserve Water

    April 22, 2021
    Life depends on clean water. Do your part by conserving water and preventing the contamination of our waterways. At BU Report leaks promptly to the Real Estate office at Campus Planning & Operations. Reduce the duration of your showers. Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth. Instead of relying on bottled water (which requires […]
  • Dine Sustainably

    April 24, 2021
    Dine with us: Did you know that BU dining facilities are available to students, staff, and faculty? The many Certified Green Restaurant® locations at BU make it easy to dine sustainably. Learn more. Plant-forward diets: BU Dining Service's Climate-Friendly Dining icon helps you easily identify and incorporate low-carbon foods into your daily life (fun fact: this […]
  • Divert Food Waste

    January 13, 2022
    Food Waste Diversion BU is committed to our Zero Waste Plan, which aims to divert 90% of all waste produced at the University from landfills and incinerators by 2030. Composting is just one part of BU’s waste diversion initiatives but is an important way of reducing the University’s greenhouse gas emissions. As was found in […]
  • Get Around

    April 25, 2021
    How do you roll? With its urban location, BU is accessible by any number of environmentally preferred ways. All it takes is a little know-how to get moving. Keep up-to-date by checking out Transportation News from BU Parking & Transportation Services. Plan Your Trip The Terrier Transit app makes trip planning easy. For more information, […]
  • Green Your Dorm

    April 13, 2021
    Go natural Raise shades to let the sunshine in and save energy by switching off overhead lights Use high-efficiency LED lightbulbs Considering that around 1/3 of your life is spent asleep, opt for organic bedding, which uses materials such as cotton and bamboo grown without pesticides During warmer months, if possible, open windows instead of […]
  • Host Sustainable Events

    May 7, 2021
    Tips to Reduce Waste and Carbon Footprint Save time and create a great experience for your event attendees. Sustainable Swaps Eliminate: Single-use decorations such as balloons  Instead, go with: Reusable decorations, such as potted plants, which attendees can bring home and keep long-term  Why: Balloons that are released by accident or on purpose become litter and end up […]
  • Obtain Green Office Certification

    April 26, 2021
    Join the Sustainability Movement  Introducing Green Department Certification 2.0 - a new iteration of one of our longest-running programs.  About Green Department Certification 2.0 The Green Department Certification 2.0 is an opportunity for entire BU departments to demonstrate leadership by creating a culture built on sustainable values. The certification is based on LEED criteria and […]
  • Purchase Sustainably

    December 7, 2021
    Sustainable Purchasing Program In alignment with BU’s Climate Action Plan and Zero Waste Plan, the Sustainable Purchasing Program (SPP) supports our social and environmental objectives and local markets. Under the SPP... Prioritize reduction of product purchases Consider used and surplus goods before purchasing new goods Avoid single-use products and packaging Buy remanufactured or durable goods Lease or […]
  • Recycle

    April 23, 2021
    What Can I Recycle? Mixed Recycling Our campuses collect recyclables through a mixed-recycling system. Mixed Recycling Sign Plastic jars, bottles, jugs and tubs, paper and cardboard, glass bottles and jars, and metal food and beverage cans are all collected in the same bin. Still have separate cans and bottles or paper bins in your space? […]