The mission of the Brown Climate Action Forum (BCAF) is to reduce Brown University's carbon footprint by providing resources to students with ideas for on-campus carbon reduction projects. We are also a launching platform for off-campus energy efficiency and conservation ideas.
In its 4+ semesters as a group, BCAF has made considerable progress on many initiatives. The pilot project was EcoFlow, a campaign to replace Brown's old, inefficient showerheads with new, high-efficiency models. The project, which replaced over 800 dormitory showerheads, came to completion in the fall of 2010. Since then, BCAF has been focusing on three new initiatives: bringing photovoltaic solar power to buildings on campus, improving stormwater management in Providence, and making Andrews Dining Commons more sustainable.
First and foremost, BCAF is dedicated to filling the needs of its student projects. We hope to see full commitment by Facilities to at least one of our projects by the end of the semester. On an administrative scale, BCAF is working to connect students looking for projects with Facilities, who often welcome student involvement in their projects.
BCAF meets every Sunday night at 9pm in Wilson 101.