BU Green, a recently formed Boston University environmental conservation group, handed out literature on increasing sustainability and encouraged students to recycle in the dorms. The group is kicking off a competition between residence halls to see who can supply the most recyclables. Another BU student group, the BU Waste Reduction Team, has submitted to administrators a proposal for revamping the school’s recycling program. BU’s current recycling system has been criticized as inefficient.
30 Boston University students will spend over two months this
summer biking from Rhode Island to Washington State for Bike and Build, a charity
organization aimed at ending sub-standard housing. To participate in the
program, each of the BU bikers raised $4,000. As they bike across the country,
the students will give presentations on affordable housing, grant money to
small organizations, and assist in the construction of homes.
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Eleven members of Harvard University’s Student Labor Action Movement kicked off a hunger strike last week, hoping for better working conditions for campus security guards. The students have said they won’t eat until the University weighs in on a labor dispute between the guards and the subcontractor that employs them, AlliedBarton. Higher wages and steady work schedules are among the benefits the security guards are requesting.