Boston University is the first university in the city to initiate a planning process to develop a Climate Action Plan that is aligned with the City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan.
Boston University (BU) is in the midst of creating a Climate Action Plan that is specific to the university while considering the broader effects of climate change that extend beyond their campus. Their Climate Action Plan in unique in that it will parallel and echo much of the City’s own Climate Action Plan that was released in 2015. The assembled task force to develop a five-point Climate Action Plan is made up of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and sustainability staff. The Plan will build on existing university resources, and will outline measurable medium- and long-term goals. The goals will be outlined in the following five points: operations, research, education, finance, and community engagement. To learn more about each point visit BU’s Climate Action Plan website.
As part of the planning process BU has engaged the community in a number of ways including public forums, panels, and lectures. This week, Wednesday, February 22, the university is hosting Research in Action: Climate Initiatives Panel Discussion featuring several BU professors and Carl Spector, the Commissioner of the Environment, Energy and Open Space. If you can’t make this week’s event, BU has scheduled other events throughout the months of March and April. Check the Climate Action Plan events calendar.