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The Office of Sustainability is dedicated to making Bentley University more sustainable in every way possible. We as individuals within the Bentley community can each make a difference by simply incorporating sustainable practices into our daily routines. Here are some tips on how to study sustainability and live more sustainably on Bentley's campus.

Tips To Being More Sustainable On Campus

Tip #1

Register for the Liberal Studies Major/Minor in Earth Environment and Global Sustainability.


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Tip #2

Declare a sustainable investing minor to pair with your degree or concentration within your finance major. There are hundreds of new careers in sustainability created every day! Be on the cutting edge.

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Tip #3

Declare a Sustainability Sciences Major. Pair this major with a major in business studies, for a higher focus on sustainability issues.

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Tip #4

Join Bentley’s student organization Students for Sustainable Business (SSB)! SSB is a group of students dedicated to inspiring positive changes in the environment, Waltham community, and world. Members partake in conversations and activities focused on the principles of the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. Check out their Instagram @bentley_ssb to learn more!

SSB Instagram

Tip #5

Invest in sustainability by joining Bentley’s Sustainable Investment Group (BSIG)! BSIG members gain an understanding of investment by managing part of Bentley’s Endowment while following sustainable, responsible, and impact investing (SRI) strategies. SRI is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. Check out their Instagram @bentley_bsig to learn more!

BSIG Instagram

Tip #6

Recycle! Our blue single stream recycling containers are everywhere. Place clean plastic, glass and aluminum containers along with clean paper and cardboard in any blue recycling bin on campus. Just keep trash (namely, food!) out of the recycling.



Recycling guide

Tip #7

Bring a reusable mug/bottle. It saves plastic and can save you money! There are over 40 filling stations on campus.

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Tip #8

Turn off the lights when you leave a space on campus. It’s easy and it saves a lot of energy over time.

Campus Energy information

Tip #9

Walk to class. It takes only 10 minutes to walk from lower to upper. Driving can sometimes take longer than that!

Commuting Choices