Green Campus Initiatives
Keeping up with solar power
BU can now access real-time data on its solar array, located behind Ben Franklin Hall, thanks to Jeff Brunskill, professor of Envionmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences, and Ned Greene, professor physics and engineering technology, who recently launched a website that features live data from power production to lifetime energy readings. The website also offers array specifications and construction information.
Biodiesel processing takes shape
BU is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and environmental impact, resulting in several green initiatives being implemented with much success and many more are in the works. Collaborating with students, faculty, staff, civic leaders, local residents and other partners, BU is developing innovative strategies and practices for sustainability iniatives across campus and local community.
BU hosts weekly farmers market
Local fruits, vegetables, breads and meats are available each Friday in September and April at the BU Farmers Market. The market, set up between Navy Hall and Bakeless Center, helps benefit the student environmental group Helping Our Planet Earth (HOPE). Sponsored by BU’s Green Campus Initiative and the SOLVE volunteer office, the farmers market is an outgrowth of the Earth Day tours in 2009 of Forks Farm, Orangeville, and Dancing Hen Farm, Stillwater.