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Sustainability at BSU

New Bus Shelter

Students can now charge electronic devices while waiting for the MTA bus. The start of the 2015-16 Academic year features a new and improved sight around…

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2015 AASHE Conference

What will Campus Sustainability look like in the next 10 years? This and many other questions were posed and discussed this year at the 2015 annual AASHE…

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Shred Day

The BSU Division of Administration & Finance sponsored another successful Shred Day event on November 11, 2015.

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Bowie State University recognizes the need to reduce the worst impacts of global warming. The University is deeply concerned with the scale and speed of global warming and its potential for large-scale, adverse health, social, economic and ecological effects. Over the course of several years, the institution has updated campus master plans, conducted an environmental audit, and made material investments in infrastructure.

President, Dr. Mickey Burnim in 2006 established the Climate Commitment Coordinating Committee (C4) to initiate the development of a comprehensive plan to achieve climate neutrality on campus. BSU has already reduced its carbon footprint by 15% since 2007 and the goal is to obtain carbon neutrality by 2019. Dr. Burnim in 2015 also signed the new Climate Commitment and White House Act on Climate Pledge part of which is the cornerstone to the Paris Climate Agreement.

The ongoing vision of Bowie State University's sustainable programs can also be found on the BSU Climate Action Plan as well as the BSU Sustainability Education Plan.

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