And the Winner for the 2022 Planner’s Choice Awards for Earth-Friendly Venue is…Boston University!
Boston University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Home to over 35,000 students and 10,000 employees, BU is a Princeton Review and Sierra Club recognized institution which values sustainability and is working to address climate change through all levels of the university.
The BU Events & Conferences team is part of the university’s campus-wide commitment to meet the BU Climate Action Plan to achieve Net Zero Direct Emissions by 2040 and reduce energy demand 31% by 2032. The campus is transitioning its vehicle fleet to electric and matches 100% of its electricity demand with renewable energy. BU’s planning team will help to ensure any event is a little more “green” with options such as reducing paper waste and replacing printed materials with QR codes, helping to make meaningful choices about the giveaways offered, and plant-based catering options to offset the event’s carbon footprint and impress guests.
With a wide variety of spaces to use, Boston University is an incredible campus to host a conference, meeting, or convention. One of the campus’ most recognized and dignified buildings, the Dahod Family Alumni Center at The Castle is available for intimate banquet-style events, parties, and weddings. Looking for a space to accommodate a larger event? Try The George Sherman Union that serves as the student center, as well as BU’s premier events facility for large conferences, banquet dinners, and award ceremonies. With over 12,000 square feet in Metcalf Hall, BU’s event facility will surely offer all the space needed for a large event or gathering.
Learn more about Boston University’s Earth-friendly initiatives and hosting an Earth-Friendly event at this beautiful and forward-thinking campus!
Runners Up for UV’s Planner’s Choice Awards for Earth-Friendly Venue in 2022 were:
Shift Workspaces (Littleton)
South San Francisco Conference Center