Upcoming BCEEAN event: “From a Big Carbon Footprint to Sustainable Living: Consumption and the Climate” with Dr. Juliet Schor – Oct 28, 2020

Join the Boston College Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN) for an online presentation about the relationship between consumption and the environment. As awareness of the climate crisis grows, so too does scrutiny of American lifestyles. We have an outsized “carbon footprint,” from our large homes and vehicles to our diets and wardrobes. Most of […]

June 2020 “At home” edition of BC’s Environmental Eagle Newsletter is published

The latest edition of The Environmental Eagle is now available here. The Environmental Eagle is a newsletter from EcoPledge and Boston College Office of Sustainability. Articles of note in this edition include: “New AVP of Facilities Services Bob Avalle Rises Through the Ranks of Sustainability” “BC Students Remotely Celebrate Earth Day Online Amid COVID-19 Restrictions” […]

Boston College’s McMullen Museum presents exhibition on climate change

From January 27 through May 3, Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art will play host to an exhibition on climate change. Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives showcases works from leading contemporary artists inspired by their ties to the Indian Ocean. Using videos, collages, paintings, sculptures, interactive installations, and photographs, the exhibition explores threat of […]

Green Careers Night, Endeavor, and Eagle Exchange: Three ways for BCEEAN alumni to engage with Boston College undergraduates

The world is witnessing a surge in youth climate action, and Boston College is no different. Each year, more and more BC students are pursuing environmentally-focused academics, co-curriculars, and careers. As members of the Boston College Energy and Environmental Alumni Network, this news is inspiring and presents us with an opportunity to give back to […]

The Opportunity for Boston College to Become a Leader in Renewables

A colleague of mine refers to working in the renewable energy industry as “the ultimate liberal arts career.” To anyone who has worked in renewables, the accuracy of the statement is obvious. Renewable energy is a growing industry that is still largely in its infancy, only recently surpassing 11 percent of all US energy generation. […]

Shape Your Future: Energy, Climate Change & Human Rights

Dr. Jim Hansen will speak in a new lecture series coming to you this fall from the Environmental Studies Program and other partners called Answering the Call: A Climate Justice Lecture Series. Dr. Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he […]

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. […]