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“we do make a difference — one way or the other. we are responsible for the impact of our lives. whatever we do with whatever we have, we leave behind us a legacy for those who follow.” —stephen covey, author



RecyleMania 2015

The Week 6 Results for RecycleMania are in! During Week 6, the university's weekly recycling rate rose to 30.94%. Overall, Boston College's cumulative GHG reductions have reached 401 metric tons of COequivalent. This is the same as taking 79 cars off the road and amounts to the energy consuption of 35 households. Let's keep up the good work and do our part to reduce BC's carbon footprint! 


Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories. Categories range from which schools recycle the most on a per capita basis, to which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste. We will keep moving up the ranks with the support of faculty, staff and students, who continue to their efforts to recycle. Help BC rise to the top of the rankings against other rival colleges, including Georgetown, Notre Dame, and Clemson!


Green Career Nights 2015

Environmental Studies Program Launches Environmental Studies Major


The Environmental Studies Program now offers an interdisciplinary major curriculum to students interested in perspectives on sustainability from faculty and courses across the university.

Pictured to the left: Students in the Environmental Studies Seminar, taken in their senior year, work on small group projects on various topics related to sustainability. The groups partner with mentors at BC from various departments such as Facilities, Dining Services, and Engineering and with community businesses. The student projects demonstrate development of skills in research, data collection, testing and the exploration of alternative sustainable products or sustainability practices. To see some of the student projects from the previous seminars, click the following link: