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  • Boiler Green Initiative | Purdue University

    BOILER GREEN INITIATIVE ​ The Sustainability Club for Everyone Horticulture Park Horticulture Park Rain Garden Horticulture Park 1/16 Welcome to Boiler Green Initiative (BGI)! We are a student organization at Purdue University whose mission is to promote sustainability on Purdue's campus and in the surrounding community. Whether you are an expert in sustainability or you know nothing at all but are just eager to learn, this is the club for you. ​ Check out our website to learn more about our committees and projects , some of the fun socials/trips we've done, see pictures from past projects, browse sustainability resources , and more! ​ If you're interested in learning more about sustainability, getting involved with green projects at Purdue, or just joining a community of people who care about the planet, stop by one of our meetings and check us out! ​​Weekly Meetings: Monday at 7-8 pm in WALC B091 BGI is open to students of all majors and any year of undergraduate or graduate study at Purdue University

  • Boiler Green Initiative | Leadership

    Meet the BGI Leadership Team Amy Yang President Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (major), Spanish for the Professions (minor) I joined BGI because I realized how almost every aspect of modern society relies on our planet continuing to be habitable. BGI was the safe space I found that united students of all career interests under the common goal of educating ourselves and making sustainable changes to our Purdue campus and beyond. After graduation, I hope to become a wildlife veterinarian and to contribute toward species conservation efforts around the world. Anna Hampton Vice President Natural Resources and Environmental Science (major), Political Science (major) I became passionate about the environment in high school though my research and environmentally focused community service. I want to make a difference and hope to be able to do so by pursing a career as an Environmental Lawyer. I joined BGI because it allows me be involved on campus and promote sustainability. It is rewarding knowing that the projects we complete have a positive impact on a campus and in the community. Macy Wohlford Treasurer Industrial Engineering (major), Women's Studies (minor) I joined BGI to learn new ways to make my life more environmentally friendly. A fun fact about me is that I obsessed with plants -- so if anyone needs a buddy for greenhouse trips, I'm in! Frankie Barry Event Manager Food Science (major), Fermentation Sciences (minor) I joined BGI because I have always been interested in sustainability and protecting the environment and being able to partake in projects that can help out my immediate surrounding communities is very rewarding to me. A fun fact about me is that I lived in Ireland for four years of my life! Hannah Gruber Media coordinator Natural Resources and Environmental Science (major); Political Science (major); Environmental Politics and Policy (minor); Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (minor) I joined BGI to promote environmental awareness with others passionate for sustainability. A fun fact about me is that I love film photography and hiking in the mountains! Jiyoon Im Recycling Committee Chair Mechanical Engineering (major), Materials Science Engineering (minor) I joined BGI because of my deep passion for sustainability and want to spread the word with everyone! A fun fact about me is that I am a "bug magnet." I get a lot of bug bites from just being outside. Abby Beck Recycling Committee Chair Natural Resources and Environmental Science (major), Anthropology (minor) ​ ​ Growing up on a nature-focused farm, I have always loved being outdoors and celebrating its beauty. BGI has so many unique projects and individuals that push for a more sustainable future and I am so excited to be apart of that progress Emma Kramer Water Management Committee Chair Natural Resources and Environmental Science (major), Soil Science, and Ecological and Environmental Engineering (minors) I joined BGI because I wanted to be a part of a club that enjoyed making a difference on campus and in the community. I enjoy working with people who have the same interests in the environment that I do. I grew up on Lake Michigan and in the dunes which sparked my interest in water quality and sustainability. Seeing first-hand how we effect the environment made me want to pursue studying water quality. Dylan Carson Water Management Committee Chair Mechanical Engineering Technology (major), Electrical Engineering Technology (minor) ​ ​ One day I was getting a haircut and had a conversation with my stylist about what I wanted to do when I grew up. I told her that I didn’t know and she said that she always recommends to people that they find a career helping the environment. From that point on, for whatever reason, I knew I wanted to dedicate my career to sustainability.

  • Boiler Green Initiative | Project Photos

    Project Photo Galleries Wondering what it's like to be part of projects with BGI? Check out this page to see some photos! Rain barrel project Rain barrel decoration Rain barrel project Rain barrel decoration Rain barrel project Rain barrel decoration Rain barrel project Rain barrel decoration 1/3 RAIN BARRELS BGI designed and repurposed former agricultural barrels for the Purdue Student Farm. The barrels will divert runoff and reduce water consumption at the farm in addition to looking gorgeous. Football Recycling Football Recycling Football Recycling Football Recycling 1/6 FOOTBALL RECYCLING BGI organizes and recruits volunteers at home football games. These volunteers inform fans about trash vs. recyclable items, move incorrectly sorted items to the right bin, and pick up recyclables from the stands after games, to reduce the amount of recyclable waste going to landfills! Harrison Rain Garden Harrison Rain Garden Morton Rain Garden Harrison Rain Garden 1/5 RAIN GARDEN INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE BGI played a central role in the installation of the rain gardens at Harrison Residence Hall and the Morton Community Center. Each year, BGI maintains the rain gardens by cutting back grass, removing weeds, and replacing plants as necessary to maintain the health and effectiveness of the rain gardens. RiverWatch RiverWatch RiverWatch RiverWatch 1/3 HOOSIER RIVERWATCH During the fall, BGI regularly samples and reports data on water quality of creeks and rivers in the Lafayette area to assist in water quality monitoring efforts.

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