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.
Close to 50 BSU volunteers planted a campus fruit tree orchard of 25 apple and pear trees donated by the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation as part of a collaboration with Vitafusion to plant 200k fruit trees worldwide by 2020. The trees were planted on the tract of land between Lot L and Loop Road (near the Student Center).
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 Bikeshare program created to cut down on campus vehicular traffic and provide a healthy means of recreational enjoyment
University added fuel efficient multi-passenger vehicles to existing fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles
Electric vehicle charging stations are located in Parking Lots G,H, S, and K
2022 recipient of Prince George’s County Waste Diversion and Recycling Award
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.
Parking Lot I includes a large scale solar canopy that will account for about 7% of the campus energy needs.
University purchased Solar energy Smart Tables in various locations across campus for charging electronic devices using 100% solar energy.
A solar heating system was installed in the school’s swimming pool.
Four Big Belly solar trash compactors & recycle units operating from 100% solar energy which condenses trash near capacity and alerts grounds staff when near full to save gas on unnecessary trips to empty them.