SustainBC was formed in Spring 2007, when a group of faculty, staff and students came together with a shared interest in creating a more sustainable Boston College, in terms of campus operations, educational mission and research areas.
This group provided an opportunity for faculty, staff and students, to share their ideas, energy, and resources to help Boston College embrace sustainability. Partners included individuals, representatives from student groups, staff and faculty dedicated to these issues from across campus.
Sustain BC has evolved into a campus resource primariliy for faculty, but is still a source of information for all. The partnerships continue through the efforts in the Sustainability Office and through other collaborartive efforts of students, faculty and staff.
What is the role of Higher Education in working toward a sustainable global society?
Educators for sustainability recognize the interconnectedness of the problems of social inequities, racism, exploitation of the environment and exploitation of people.
Achieving sustainability requires maintaining integrity in the interrelationship of social justice, environmental health and economic strength. Problems and lessons in sustainability can begin grounded within one of these spheres, with conscious consideration and movement toward each of the other two spheres. Encompassing all disciplines in these spheres, sustainability themes must be integrated into courses across the university to develop a thorough education.