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Sargent College Renovation Receives LEED Gold

Following its construction, the recently renovated Sargent College lobby and classrooms have received LEED© Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green building design and construction. This newly renovated space is Boston University's 25th... More

Pledge With Purpose: A Call to Action for a Zero Waste Campus at Boston University

As we stand at the crossroads of environmental stewardship and community engagement, a transformative movement is underway at Boston University. ‘Pledge with Purpose’ was created to rally students and members of the Boston University community in a collective commitment to creating a Zero Waste campus environment. Why ‘Pledge with Purpose?’ Because, More

Your Guide to Demystifying Recycling at BU

You may wonder, “Why does this item with a recycling symbol not go into the recycling bin?” Or “I didn’t realize this could be recycled.” It can be confusing, but we are here to help demystify recycling and help you better sort your waste. In Massachusetts, we have one of the... More

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... More

Boston University Earns STARS Gold

  July 24, 2023 –Boston University has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Guided by its Climate... More

Sun-Kissed Sustainability: Embrace a Greener Summer Glow

With it officially being summer, now is the perfect time to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. There are so many new things you can integrate into your life to be more environmentally friendly and enjoy the summertime to its fullest potential.  1. Enjoy Local Food  Take advantage of the fresh fruit and... More

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... More

Busting myths about water bottles

Did you know that one million water bottles are purchased each minute around the world? Sounds bad, right? So, how can we “Reduce” that plastic waste? One simple way of doing this is having a reusable water bottle. Not only that, here at BU, it’s very easy to find places... More