When it comes to reducing Bentley's impact, there is power in numbers. Through education and awareness campaigns, students, faculty and staff have become more engaged in Bentley's efforts toward carbon neutrality by 2030. Here are a few ways you can get involved with sustainability on campus!
as of 2020
Sustainable Business Majors
Are you interested in furthering your experience and understanding in sustainability? Apply to the Delongchamp Fund to receive the financial resources you may need to explore the many opportunities available!
The Delongchamp Family Endowed Fund supports undergraduates wishing to explore professional and co-curricular opportunities focused in sustainability and the triple-bottom line: people, planet, and profit. This resource provides students with the means to expand their professional network and gain insight on current business initiatives in sustainability. These opportunities include:
- Attending a conference,
- Going to a networking event,
- Taking an unpaid or a limited paid internship,
- Pursuing a research project, or
- Creating a public awareness campaign around sustainability.
To be considered the student must demonstrate how their project, internship or conference attendance will impact both their scholarship at Bentley and the greater Bentley community.
Give 'N Go is Bentley’s sustainable move out program where students can donate the items they don’t want to take with them. This program started in 2010 by a group of residential students who were concerned about the mountains of usable goods piled into Bentley's trash dumpsters every spring at move out.
Give ‘N Go encourages community via student exchange, and reduces students' expenses by allowing students to take items that are donated to be reused. This not only reduces the amount of trash generated but also promotes reuse.
Students for Sustainable Business
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!
Sustainable Investment Group
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!
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.
Learn more about Net Impact and their events by visiting their Website.
SGA Sustainability Project Group
Bentley's Student Government Association has a Sustainability Project Group which is engaged in campus sustainability initiatives. The group has been extremely successful in bringing changes to Bentley's campus including the creation of information Heating and Cooling videos to address student confusion over heating and cooling systems in the residence halls and banning styrofoam from all campus retailers.
Faculty and staff who are passionate about campus sustainability can join this group. If you participate, you are a representative for sustainability within your department and are asked to spread sustainability messaging and answer questions from your colleagues. The Faculty/Staff Eco-Reps meet once a month for a one hour meeting. If you are interested in joining this group please email firstname.lastname@example.org