Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Boston University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

As the adage goes, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Taking that a step farther, we believe people can’t respond to a challenge unless they understand the magnitude of it, so we developed the sustainability@BU homepage to show the BU community the magnitude of our challenge. Marsh Plaza gives context to our metrics as it is at the heart of the Charles River Campus, the University’s iconic and spiritual center. sustainability@BU's award winning website is designed to engage the entire BU community through layers of information and methods of interaction. It is intended to be the sustainability clearinghouse for the University where the entire community can reliably find the information they need and to be a part of culture change at BU and beyond.

We launched the website in January 2010. In May 2010 the website was a Webby Honoree http://www.bu.edu/sustainability/what-were-doing/awards-2/webby-honoree/ in November 2010 the website won the MITX Award for Educational Institutions http://www.bu.edu/sustainability/what-were-doing/awards-2/2010-mitx-winner/

The website is organized into six sections:
What We're Doing - to inform our community about BU's progress in sustainable operations

What You Can Do - provides information on sustainable organizations on campus, events, tips, jobs, and provides a way for people to share what they are doing which we hope will inspire others.

Campus Resources - a resource for our community from the Green Campus Tour and Resources Center (library) to where and how to recycle.

Academics - provides one place where student can find all the sustainability focused and related course, research, and faculty.

Reference - provides a glossary and links to useful sustainability sites.

News - daily campus, local, and world news.

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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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