Sustainability

Living in a co-op and sharing meals and facilities goes a long way in conserving energy and resources. 

As a member, you can do your part to make the BSC even more sustainable and affordable by reducing waste, saving energy, and using less water. 

In 2011, the BSC spent $704,000 on utilities and trash - over $550 per member!  Current spending is taken into consideration by our Board of Directors every year when setting the next year's budget and rates.  With energy prices increasing every year, your choices and actions are increasingly important to keeping rent at the co-ops low.

Things you can do:

1. Save Energy and Water.  These are our largest bills. 

2. Reuse, recycle and compost!  At the BSC, we have access to options not available to the average person.  Almost everything can be recycled or reused. 

3. Don't waste food.  The budget for the semester is fixed, if you waste food, you'll have less to eat later.

4. Take care of your house and furniture.  While our furniture is high quality and heavy duty it will break if used improperly, and can cost hundreds of dollars to replace. 

Visit the BSC Sustainability Site for more information, including:

  • Energy audit data from your house
  • Workshops
  • Free Stuff!
  • Featured projects

Got an idea?  Contact our Sustainability Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.