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Sustainability at Boston College

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Welcome to the BC Sustainability Home Page. The Sustainability Office is a hub for the many green initiatives on campus. Our succesful efforts are a result of the shared commitment among individuals and groups accross our community and the formation of partnerships that work toward developing a more sustainable campus.

Contact Info: Bob Pion, Sustainability Program Director
                    Email:  Phone: 617-552-0339


Welcome class of 2019!

Welcome to your new journey as BC Eagles. The Office of Sustainability would like to familiarize you with all the green initiatives on campus. There are a variety of resources you can use, tips you should learn, and some of the ways in which you can get involved in the movement.

Resources You Can Use

The sustainability website offers plenty of resources for what you can do in your dorms to become more energy efficient and conserve resources.

The Loft at Addie's located on the second floor of Corcoran Commons provides students with local, sustainable foods for dinner, and every Thursday afternoon in the fall you can find a farmer's market in Corcoran Plaza for locally made bread as well as fresh fruits and vegetables.

Biking routes and racks are provided by the transportation department for your sustainable travels from places such as Newton Campus.


Tips You Should Learn

BC uses a single-stream recycling system on campus, so there is no need to sort your recyclables. Plastic containers as well as all forms of paper, glass, cardboard, metal, and bottles can be placed in the blue recycling bins located in your room and throughout campus (some of you may have maroon recycling bins instead).

Bottle filling stations are located in all first year residence hall bathrooms and across campus. Discounts are rewarded when reusable bottles are used to purchase beverages in the dining halls.

Filing a work order for leaky faucets is a quick, effective, and cost-free way to prevent water waste. Work orders can also be used to control your room temperature.


Some Ways in Which You Can Get Involved

EcoPledge is the student-led organization at Boston College that creates campus awareness, sponsors education programs, and holds events related to campus sustainability. They also work extensively with other groups and off-campus organizations.

Real Food BC is dedicated to establishing a more sustainable food system on campus. They work closely with the Loft at Addie's and specialize in humane food purchasing as well as gardening and cooking.

Becoming an EcoRep for your dorm is a great way to promote sustainability among your peers. Speak with your RA to see how you can be an EcoRep today.

The BC Greening Eagles Gameday Ambassador Program is a group of volunteers dedicated to promoting recycling for BC's football games, all while getting free tickets to the games in which they participate. Contact Bob Pion for details.