Community and Student Groups at Babson
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The Sustainability Club is a student-run organization that strives to engage and empower students to be leaders in sustainability at Babson. This project-based club is open to all, and students are encouraged to come with ideas for campus initiatives. The Sustainability Club's mission is to make Babson a more sustainable place and empower students to lead more sustainable lives.
The Community Garden is located between Hollister Hall and Reynolds Campus Center. The Garden is maintained by a group of volunteers, all with different levels of gardening skills, and anyone is welcome to join the Garden Club. For more information, email Danielle Krcmar or visit the garden’s group on the Babson Hub.
Babson Energy and Environment Club
The Babson Energy and Environmental Club (BEEC) is a graduate student-led club that fosters innovation by addressing curriculum integration, career development, and campus greening.
Key initiatives include:
- Mixed Recycling: Babson Energy and Environmental Club members developed a detailed business case for the implementation of mixed recycling on campus, and worked with Facilities staff to bring this plan to fruition. Members toured waste facilities, developed cost/benefit analyses, and presented their case to Babson decision-makers. Mixed recycling was adopted in summer 2010.
- Babson Energy and Environmental Conference: The BEEC hosts a successful annual regional energy and environmental conference.
Find out more at www.babsonenergy.com.
Sustainability Office Interns
The interns are a team of students that work in the Sustainability Office to solve campus sustainability challenges. Since their launch in 2009, the interns have completed several projects across campus:
- Creating a sustainability course for First-Year Seminar
- Working with a multi-stakeholder group to reduce the end-of-the-year move-out waste
- Increasing the recycling rate in the residence halls.
Positions in the internship program are paid and start in September and end in May.
Interns are hired in February through the Shared Leadership Application and in August through a general application process. First-Year through senior students are encouraged to apply.
Babson Outdoor Association
The Babson Outdoor Association (BOA) is dedicated to enhancing the Babson community through outdoor exploration. Any form of involvement is welcome in this no-commitment club that offers discounted outdoor trips to be enjoyed by friends. We do this not through having meetings, but instead by keeping you in the loop by sending semiregular newsletters.
Babson Alumni Green Forum
Babson boasts an increasing alumni presence in the energy, environment, sustainability, and clean-tech fields. The Babson Alumni Green Forum serves as a networking and professional development forum for its members—alumni, students, friends of Babson, faculty, and staff.
Typical activities of the Alumni Green Forum include:
- Planning two events each fall and spring semester for alumni, students, and other members of the Babson Community.
- Education, sharing insights during monthly Executive Committee meetings, official Alumni Green Forum events, and casual meetings.
- Opportunities to stay informed about green/sustainability initiatives within the Babson Community.
- Promoting green-themed alumni and student-initiated businesses.
- Green Entrepreneurship, generating ideas that can be adopted by alumni and other members of the Babson Community.
Find out more at Alumni Career Affinity Groups.
Net Impact is “an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.” Babson has a graduate Net Impact chapter. Increasingly, Net Impact participants are engaging in sustainability initiatives and collaborating with green groups on campus, despite their somewhat broader focus.