Could alumni be a missing link in sustainable trends on campuses?
With over 20 times the current student population, Boston College’s alumni network is teaming up with faculty and students to keep current with the latest environmental research, help students get green jobs, and enhance Boston College’s contribution to creating a sustainable economy.
In addition to diplomas, graduates of Boston College received a new document to commemorate this year’s commencement: an invitation to join the newly launched Boston College Energy & Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN). The network connects faculty members, students and alumni who are active or interested in the field of energy and environmental studies.
In less than two years, BCEEAN has grown to 500 members, published three newsletters, hosted multiple environmentally-focused events for alumni in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., and sponsored a university-wide conference on sustainability that brought a diverse group of campus stakeholders. This group of more than 180 Boston College trustees, administrators, staff, alumni, faculty, and students gathered to discuss, plan and dream on the subject of “Excelling at Sustainability: Leadership for Others.”