Support Earth Day and join over a Billion people pledging to be Green!

Posted on Wednesday, April 22 2015

Earth Day Image (2)Earth Day takes place on 22 April every year and this year is its 45th Anniversary. This could be the most exciting year in environmental history, the year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.

So we’re asking everyone at BU to make a pledge to be a little greener. Your pledge could be work related, or personal. Big or small. If everyone makes a pledge to be greener then collectively we can make a real difference.

You could also win some cool prizes to help you be even more green! You could win prizes such as Solar Chargers; Solar Radios; Recycled Glasses; Powerdown plugs; reusable coffee cups; and recycled coasters.

It’s super easy to make a pledge…just click here……And if you want to be entered into the draw, make sure you enter your BU e-mail address. We’ll pick the winners on 30 April.

Did you know that BU runs a number of sustainability initiatives? We’ve got lots of sustainable travel initiatives from liftshare, BU by Bike, and Bus for BU. We’re also a Fairtrade University. We recycle 70% of our waste on campus……..which is super simple….EVERYTHING except food and drink can go in the green-lidded bins! And the new Student Centre is our greenest building yet, with grass roofs, Solar PV Panels, ground-source heat pumps for heating and cooling, low energy lighting, and water saving features in the WC’s.

To find out more about Earth Day click here.

And if you’ve got any questions about Sustainability at BU e-mail