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Bunker Hill Community College at Greenfest on Boston City Hall Plaza

Friday, September 10, 2010

Faculty, students, and staff from Bunker Hill Community College showcased their "Living Campus Initiative" at Boston's Greenfest, held August 20-21st. More than 55,000 people visited the two-day festival celebrating the benefits of green, sustainable practices.

The College's exhibit featured a working hydroponic garden with live plants. The BHCC team distributed information on academic programs as well as packets of wildflower seeds and cookies the College's culinary department baked with local ingredients.

"The Bunker Hill Community College displays far exceeded my expectations and contributed greatly to the success of Greenfest," said Karen Weber, Greenfest Event Manager. "BHCC is taking the lead in sustainability by participating in this event. I hope that other Boston based schools can learn from their example."

BHCC President Mary L. Fifield is a charter signatory of the Presidents Climate Commitment, a document which endorses the commitment of 674 college and university presidents to reduce their campus carbon footprints. BHCC recently appointed its first Director of Sustainability, Paul J. Wolff III, who managed BHCC's participation in the Boston Greenfest 2010 event.

Media Contact:
Karen M. Norton, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 228-2177; Email: kmnorton@bhcc.mass.edu


Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 19,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, three satellite locations and a number of instructional centers throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 1,000 international students who come from 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages.