Upcoming BCEEAN speaking event: “Children and Environmental Toxins” with Dr. Philip Landrigan – May 14, 2019

Children are getting sick from being exposed to tens of thousands of new chemicals – manufactured materials that never before existed in the earth’s environment. Alarmingly, most of these chemicals were not tested for safety or toxicity before they were brought to market. Many have been found to cause disease in children – asthma, cancer,…

BC as a Living Learning Lab for Green Careers

I moved back to Boston in spring 2017 to become the Sustainability and Environmental Resources Manager for Boston Public Schools, leaving a 7 year career experience at the University of California, Berkeley, where I had served as Coordinator of the Green Initiative Fund and founding Director of the Student Environmental Resource Center. Reconnecting with Boston…

Dig In! BC as a Platform for Career Development

Threads of maroon and gold are woven throughout Galehead and my career as a renewable energy developer. In 2008 I returned to the Heights for my MBA. In addition to a broad business curriculum that I lean on daily to manage Galehead, I was fortunate to cultivate meaningful relationships that became cornerstones of my career….

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…