Sustainability Innovation Seed Grant Recipients 2021

With grant funding and resources offered through a partnership of BU Sustainability and Innovate@BU, Boston University students are empowered to kick-start a project or develop an intervention that tackles sustainability challenges facing the University. During the spring 2021 semester, we solicited ideas for sustainability innovations which provide solutions for Boston University, More

2021 Survey

Thank you for your time completing the annual Sustainability Survey. Prize winners are Herrick Fernandes and Tristan Olly. Conducting an annual survey helps us with national sustainability reporting efforts, understand our community better, inform future programming, and identify members of our community to highlight. Consistent with the guidelines of STARS, we include questions... More

Making the Most of Working from Home

By Ryan Pagois, BU Sustainability intern My time as the Green Office Certification intern for BU Sustainability has taught me so much about workplace sustainability. During COVID-19, I’ve missed the engaging conversations I’ve had with so many staff members as I certify green offices and departments across BU’s campuses. I’ve been... More

Starting a Departmental Green Team

Starting a Green Team is a great way to facilitate employee engagement in sustainability within your department and across Boston University. It’s easy to get started. Advertise your decision to start a Green Team around your office. It should be open for everyone to join! Send out an announcement for your first... More

EJ Panel Communications Toolkit

Event Blurb Exploring Environmental Justice: How are Boston area leaders advancing healthy, equitable communities? Boston University Sustainability, in partnership with BU Student Government and the BUMC Climate Action Group, is hosting a virtual panel on environmental justice featuring local practitioners and organizers who can share their expertise and experience in fighting... More

BU Alum Rebecca Herst Earns Leadership Award

Meet BU Alum Rebecca Herst In Spring 2020, BU alumna Rebecca Herst (Questrom '14) was honored with the Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Prize, which comes with $100,000. Rebecca works as the Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab (SSL) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The award is designed to reward... More

New Students

 Welcome to BU and thank you for checking out BU Sustainability's resources. We know these are trying times, as we all cope with the impacts of COVID-19 around the world, but we want you to know that we are happy you are joining our community and are excited to connect with... More

Student Sustainability Leadership Award 2020 Nominees

Congratulations to the following seniors who have been nominated for Student Sustainability Leadership Awards. Thank you for setting a great example and best wishes on your post-college endeavors. We are excited for the impact you will continue to make. We will announce the recipient of the Student Sustainability Leader Award by... More

2020 Survey

Thank you for completing the annual Sustainability Survey. Conducting an annual survey helps us better understand our community and informs the direction of our future communications and programming. Congratulations to the winner of this year's drawing, BU staff member Beth Durak of Sponsored Programs! The survey was designed to gauge progress on... More

Campus Climate Lab

With tens of thousands of students and employees, plus hundreds of buildings, BU is like a city within a city. Our ability to take action on climate change impacts our broader community's ability to meet its climate change goals. We’re looking for BU students and faculty who want to be... More