Press Release

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.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).