What You Can Do

Sustainability is a movement globally, but did you know that it is also a movement here at Boston University? Sustainability is an understanding that we can make a positive impact in the world. There are so many ways for you to live with meaning when you arrive at BU as a #NewTerrier and sustainability affords you many opportunities.

Everything you?do has an impact—on our University footprint and on people you’ll encounter in your journey here. Keeping that in mind will help guide your actions AND your experiences.

Seemingly ordinary actions can have huge impact when combined with your peers.

Get Involved

BU students are making this place better every day. Be a student sustainability leader. Explore one of the many clubs, or the community at Earth House in South Campus. Create your own project and ask us for guidance!

Move In @ BU

From what to bring to how to set up your room, what should you?expect when you?move in? (Hey, parents & families! Our tap water is among the best in the country, so leave the cases of water at the store and opt for a refillable pitcher as a more practical?graduation gift.)

Recycling In Your Dorm

It’s the basics, really. Find out about?what you can recycle?and where you can do it in your dorm and around?campus.

Dorm Energy Challenge

Reduce your residence’s?carbon footprint by participating in the annual?Dorm Energy Challenge?each fall.?Student leaders in the?Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Student Government create meaningful programming like the Dorm Energy Challenge to engage residents in an understanding of their own energy usage.

Report Issues

If you see an issue such as a leaky faucet, you can help the University reduce its environmental impact by reporting the issue. Details

It Starts With You

Students come to BU because they want to make a difference in the world. It starts with each one of you. What is your passion? How can you contribute to an amazing BU experience for yourself and future students? What will be your sustainability legacy?