Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.67
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date Oct. 7, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boston University
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Stephen Ellis
Director, Data Analytics
BU Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Sustainability Innovation Seed Grant

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Department driven

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,019

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

With grant funding and resources offered by BU Sustainability and Innovate@BU, students are empowered to kick-start a project or develop an intervention that tackles the leading sustainability challenges facing Boston University. Sustainability innovations should provide solutions for Boston University, but preference is given to those that also have an impact beyond campus. They must meet one or more of the recommendations outlined in the Boston University Climate Action Plan, and should relate to one of these five topics: Climate change resilience, Emissions and energy, Education and engagement, Environmental Justice, Zero Waste.


A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

Project submissions are evaluated based on the following criteria:
1) Impact on the BU campuses and community
2) Connection to the BU Climate Action Plan
3) Clarity of the plan
4) Originality
5) Ability to complete
Preference is given to projects that are scalable beyond BU.


Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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