Students for Sustainable Business
Students for Sustainable Business' primary purpose is to educate the Bentley community on the environmental challenges that the institution and global community are face. By hosting themed awareness events, Students for Sustainable Business hopes to incite action within the campus community. Students for Sustainable Business runs the Blackout Challenge, RecycleMania and Earth Fest and partners with the Office of Sustainability in support of the Sustainability Film Series each year. Following the Office of Sustainability’s transition the Triple Bottom Line, Students for Sustainable Business focuses on People, Planet, and Profit.
The global Net Impact undergraduate chapter network is made up of student-led campus organizations working to create a positive social and environmental impact. In Bentley University’s Net Impact chapter, students drive meaningful change on campus and in the community by running diverse programs and initiatives focusing on environmental issues, corporate social responsibility, and career development. They also strive to amplify their impact by building connections and collaborative partnerships with like-minded organizations both locally and globally.
SGA Sustainability Project Group
During the fall 2009 semester, the Student Government Association created the Sustainability Project Group as a means to ensure that students are engaged insustainability initiatives. The group has been extremely succesful in bringing changes to Bentley's campus including the creation of information Heating and Cooling videos to address student confusion over heating andcooling systems in the residence halls and banning styrofoam from all campus retailers.
Faculty and Staff
The Faculty and Staff Eco Rep program was created in June 2010. This program aims to engage faculty and staff in sustainability initiatives and to help train faculty and staff to communicate sustainable behaviors to their departments. Faculty and staff Eco-Reps meet together as a group with the Manager of Sustainability once or twice per month during the academic year and once a month over the summer. Please contact Natalie Berland if you would like to get involved as your department's representative.