Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.97
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Boston University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
sustainability@BU
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
The Society of College and University Planning (SCUP)
The Urban Land Institute (ULI)
The US Green Building Council (USGBC)
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Boston Green Ribbon Commission
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

AASHE Annual Conference, October 2017
> Riverbank Climate Collaboration: How MIT and Boston University are Preparing for Climate Change from both Sides of the River
> Leveraging AASHE STARS for Organizational Change
> Sustainability Ambassadors Program
>Boston University and the JouleBug Mobile App


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

AASHE STARS
Boston Green Ribbon Commission


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

BU Dining Services collaborates with sustainability managers and stewards from across the country, through the Aramark Higher Education Sustainability network. Through regular conference calls, meetings, conferences and general collaboration, best practices, challenges and idea sharing are exchanged.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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