Boston College’s Environmental Studies Program seeking alumni participation in brown bag lunches

In Spring 2019, Boston College’s Environmental Studies Program will be hosting a series of brown bag lunches on Fridays at Boston College. The Environmental Studies Program is an interdisciplinary major and minor program with focuses in environmental policy, social justice, economics, sustainable food and water systems, and climate change adaptation. At each lunch alumni will…

BCEEAN holds Energy and Environment Networking Night at MassCEC

On November 28, BCEEAN hosted an informal networking night at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) in downtown Boston. MassCEC is a state economic development agency which is dedicated to the growth of the clean energy sector across the Commonwealth. MassCEC spurs job creation, delivers statewide environmental benefits, and works to secure long-term economic growth…

Upcoming BCEEAN Event: Energy and Environment Networking Night

Join the BC Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN) for an informal and informational networking night at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) in downtown Boston. At this gathering, everyone in attendance will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and where they work—and then the real networking will begin. Please attend for the opportunity to…

Former EPA head Gina McCarthy to speak at Boston College

On Tuesday, October 23, former United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Gina McCarthy will be speaking at Boston College’s Yawkey Center. As part of Boston College’s Winston Center Speaker Series, McCarthy will be discussing “U.S. Environmental Policy: What Has Been Lost, What Can Be Gained”. This event is free and no registration is necessary….

Upcoming BCEEAN event: Hot Topics in Energy and Environment

BCEEAN is holding its first event in several years at Boston College. This networking event will also feature a facilitated panel discussion from BC faculty from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and BC alumni currently working in the energy and environmental industries. To register, please visit https://bcalumni.bc.edu/s/1627/index01.aspx?sid=1627&gid=1&pgid=6241&cid=10088&ecid=10088&crid=0. We hope to see you there!…

Microgrids: an Energy System for an Uncertain Future

Consider the impact a power disruption has on a patient in a hospital, a passenger on an airliner, or a scientist in a research laboratory. As institutions around the globe, from urban universities to remote military installations have become increasingly reliant on IT-based operations, so too have organizations realized the need for reliable, resilient sources…

Creating Your Own Path

Barely out of law school, Boston College alumna, Stephanie Parker, (BA English, 2010) found herself on the front lines of one of the more important cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in energy and environmental law. In Kain & Others vs. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the SJC decided whether the Massachusetts Department…

From science to policy: Environmental work at the Massachusetts State House

Somehow, almost 10 years later, I remember the moment during orientation when you are handed a piece of paper that says which school you are in, your major, minor, and any concentrations. I started at BC in the Lynch School of Education with a Secondary Education major, History minor, and a pre-law concentration. Maybe I…

Upcoming BCEEAN events: February 2018

This month’s blog post is all about upcoming events that BCEEAN members can participate in. Remember to keep checking this page for more news about upcoming events! Tech on Tap: February 27 Join the BC Technology & Entrepreneurship Council (BCTEC) and BC’s Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN) as they co-sponsor a “Tech on Tap”…

Sustainability meets business at BC’s Woods College

I’m Dr. Jennifer Cole, the founding faculty member of the Professional Studies Certificate in Sustainability, and I’d like to engage you BC alumni in a conversation. How can you work within the infrastructure of today’s society to make your world more sustainable? What does sustainability even mean, and where does human life quality rank? The…