A green plaza referred to as the Student Center Quad was developed in place of the old Crawford Science Building.
Student Center achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification in Spring 2014, the first campus building to receive such certification and the first Student Union/center with such certification among all HBCUs.
The Student Center features: a green roof and water gardens, a trayless cafeteria, and other energy saving measures.
The BSU football field was upgraded from natural grass to artificial turf, thereby saving in the cost of constant watering.
Completion of a Carbon Footprint Inventory of the campus to help BSU gauge the amount of carbon emission it produces and uses this yearly inventory to assist in alleviating carbon emissions throughout campus
BSU Cycling Cub started by former Green Ambassador is the first organization to adopt a portion of the trail at Horsepen Park under the MNCPPC Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission
University partners with Zipcar program which utilizes hybrid fuel
University added fuel efficient multi-passenger vehicles to existing fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles
Multi-recyclers were placed in each on campus residence hall rooms allowing students to gather recyclables from their rooms and deposit them in the campus recycle containers.
Recycle bins were added to lobbies of all academic buildings
Students participate in yearly Recyclemania national college competition.
Annual Shred Day events to securely destroy paper documents and the paper is recycled. Learn more here.
Implemented an university wide ink cartridge/toner recycle program.
BSU hosts the installation of the world’s first solar charging bus station called the SolGreen® Casini™ Power Hub located on campus between MLK and CBGS buildings
The University has installed a large-scale solar panel system with the help of WGL Energy which includes 4 site locations expected to generate 2 million kWh of electricity per year or roughly 10 % of the campus needs.