Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Boston University
ER-T2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Meredith Withelder
Sustainability Intern
sustainability@BU
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

The First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP) offers incoming Boston University students a unique opportunity to get settled in their new community by performing a week of community service before classes begin. A focus on the environment is one of the service options available to applicants of the program.

sustainability@BU currently promotes the outreach campaign “Join the Challenge” through carbonrally.com. Each month is paired with a sustainable initiative to encourage students to compete within their school or college to reduce their carbon footprint. Past initiatives have included: “Bring your own mug”, “Think before you print”, “Turn off the lights”, etc. Each month’s winning team is presented with a sustainable reward for their efforts in reducing their carbon footprint.


The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
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The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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