BASC takes an active role in informing and educating our community about sustainability initiatives:
- BASC worked collaboratively with BSG to inform students about the impact of plastic straws on our planet and successfully phase them out on campus. Straws were eliminated from the dining halls in the fall of 2018 and from all locations in the fall of 2019. It is estimated that this will divert approximately 300,000 straws from the landfill each year.
- BASC has partnered with the student club, ECOS, to educate students about the importance of bees in food production during the Fall 2018 Be Our Guest event at Brockway and Harrison Dining Halls. Local beekeepers also participated in this educational dinner. The event earned a prestigious Loyal E. Horton grand prize award from the National Association of College & University Food Services.
BASC hosted a Harvest Celebration event in Brockway and Harrison Dining Halls in 2016 that featured many foods sourced locally. This event helped to inform the campus community about what is (and isn’t) local to our area as well as what is in season during the fall. This event earned a prestigious Loyal E. Horton bronze award from the National Association of College & University Food Services.
- Members of the BASC team work collaboratively with student groups, faculty, and departments on educational initiatives. Examples include, sharing information with the Greenhouse Living & Learning Community and sharing initiatives with the Sustainability in Recreation class.