News and Events
“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
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: http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/cas/envstudies/student-research.html
BC DINING, HOUSEKEEPING, GROUNDS AND THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY TEAM UP TO MAKE RECYCLING EASIER FOR STUDENTS
This summer, Dining Services, Housekeeping, The Office of Sustainability, and Grounds planned a renewed Single Stream campaign across campus. The effort involved the design of new signage to help clarify what recycling materials go into the single stream recycling bins. Providing consistent messaging across the entire campus was the primary goal of this effort. Additional blue recycling bins and blue recycling bags reinforce the recycling effort
Game Day Ambassadors Help Superfans Go Green
Game Day Ambassadors assembled before the September 13th game played against USC. Some 35 volunteers are joining this new initiative developed by Athletics, Facilities Services and the Office of Sustainability. See latest Sustainability newsletter for more info about this exciting new program (coming soon).
Photographed: Bottom row L - R: Rui Sun, Shujia Li, Emma Campbell, Sarah Bulger; Back row, R - L: Melissa Suntherland, Joe Simonelli, Colleen Simonelli, Kelsey Dahlin, Jackie Eppright, Bob Pion. Others not shown in photo include: Keisha NG-A -Qui and Kristen Patterson.