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Campus Action

Our Progress

The Bentley University Office of Sustainability was established in 2010 after the university signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Since then, Bentley has made significant, concrete strides towards becoming a more sustainable organization. Listed below is an overview of our progress towards strategic sustainability goals set for 2020.

70%

Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2008

Goal Achieved

40%

Diversion of the university’s waste through recycling and composting

Goal: 60%

0%

Reduction of water use since 2013

Goal: 5%

22%

Employees and commuting students using low-carbon commuting methods

Goal: 25%

Climate Action

Climate Action

Learn more about Bentley University’s pledge to reduce its carbon footprint, and how you can get involved in helping combat climate change on campus.

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Energy

Energy

Close to 50% of Bentley’s annual greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprint) results from the electricity that we use in campus buildings. With this in mind, the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management have made energy efficiency a top priority.

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Managing Waste

Managing Waste

Reduce, reuse and recycle isn't just an everyday phrase, it's a constant effort. Learn how Bentley is changing the way that we address waste on campus and how you can pitch in.

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Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction

Do you know about the smaller upgrades and renovations that ensure that ‘green building principles’ are maintained in all major buildings across campus? Click here to learn more about these principles and how they are being applied.

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Transportation

Transportation

Looking for resources on getting to and from campus?  Bentley offers and supports healthy transportation options like walking, biking, public transportation and carpooling.  Click here to learn more about Bentley’s sustainable transportation options. 

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