Barry's Ecological Sustainability Team (B.E.S.T)

      One critical aspect of Barry's Core Commitments is an expectation that all members of the Barry community "recognize the sacredness of Earth." This commitment has re-invigorated a spirit of respect for nature and a desire to reduce human consequences to nature. It has also sparked the development of new and renewed ecological sustainability efforts throughout the University at the President's request.

      The purpose of Barry's Ecological Sustainability Team (BEST) is to address environmental issues and to increase sustainability throughout all of the Barry University campuses and facilities through efforts such as recycling, double-sided printed or paperless correspondence, reduced energy consumption, education and awareness of ecological impacts, and promotion of Earth-friendly practices.

      News and Upcoming Events

      Every April, Barry University joins nations, organizations and individuals around the world to celebrate Earth Day as a means to create awareness and a call to action to live sustainably and protect God’s creation.

      • Barry University’s Miami Shores campus will be celebrating Earth Day on April 7th.
      • Barry University’s Law School will hold the 2015 Environmental and Earth Law Summit Climate Disruption: Choosing our Environmental Destiny on April 9th in Orlando, Florida.

      For more information on BEST, please contact the Office of Mission Engagement at 305-899-3599 or .

      ECO Tips

      Bright Ideas

      Lighting accounts for 12% of ALL energy consumption in the United States. By replacing 5 of your most frequently used lights with Energy Star qualified products you can reduce energy consumption, helping both the environment and your pocketbook.

      Tip: Turn off the lights when leaving the room and use natural light whenever possible.



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