In the News

February 11, 2020

In addition to removing plastic bags, Brandeis has cut back on the use of plastic straws and bottled water as part of a larger plastic reduction initiative that started last year.

August 27, 2019

A campus operations professional with significant experience at Tufts and Harvard, Stanley will lead efforts to enhance the safety, functionality, environmental sustainability and accessibility of the Brandeis campus.

July 31, 2019

Partnering is partnering with San Francisco-based AMS and FirstLight Power in Burlington, Massachusetts, to install and operate a rechargeable 780-kilowatt hour battery-based system that will connect with Brandeis’ electrical power system. The initiative will likely save the university in the neighborhood of $50,000 a year.

February 1, 2019

A new initiative by Dining Services will replace plastic tableware with eco-friendly compostable plates, cups and utensils at university events.

February 5, 2019

At a campus event called "Let's Talk Trash," Mary Fischer sought to raise awareness of recycling and composting at Brandeis.

December 11, 2018

Following the success of the Shapiro Campus Center’s lighting efficiency project, the university has dedicated $2.5 million to increase the number of buildings on campus that will receive LED lighting upgrades.

December 4, 2018

Brandeis has begun using recycled content paper in its Ricoh multifunction printers on campus, an initiative that is expected to reduce paper-related carbon emissions by approximately 28,000 pounds per year.

September 18, 2018

Turn It Off, a new energy-savings initiative that asks employees to dim lights, unplug unnecessary electronics and lower window shades on the hottest days of the summer, will help reduce both costs and carbon emissions at the university.