Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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Babson College
Tier2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Maureen Lederhos
Director Marketing Programs and Brand Operations
College Marketing
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

A brief description of the student group:

The Green Tower is a special interest housing community for undergraduate students designed to promote sustainability and foster social entrepreneurship on the Babson College campus. Specifically, the Green Tower has begun initiatives such as converting Babson to all Fair Trade Coffee and creating a Bicycle Coop Program, as well as organized events such as the Green Rocket Pitch. Because many of its members live under one roof, the organization is a truly unique community and has become an incubator for progressive initiatives on the Babson campus. The organization's mission is to reduce the environmental impact of the Babson community as well as bring the idea of sustainability into the consciousness of future business leaders.

The Babson Energy and Environmental Club (BEEC) (http://babsonenergy.com) is comprised of Babson College's graduate students. A carbon neutral organization, BEEC purchases carbon offsets to counterbalance the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from our events and activities. The club’s purchase for the 2007-08 academic year offset approximately 1% of all carbon emissions generated from energy consumption and heating applications at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. BEEC’s Green-e certified offsets have been purchased through Carbonfund.org, a non-profit organization that supports renewable energy, reforestation and energy efficiency projects worldwide to reduce carbon emissions and the threat of climate change.

The website URL where information about the student group is available:

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