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Sep 8

Where can I get my orange bike?

Published in 2014

Those orange bikes you are seeing all around campus are called Nice Ride bikes. There are 100 out in the community and 100 here on campus for students to use- check one out today! Here are the steps:

1. Visit and click Rent a Bike. Choose the location where you’d like to start your rental. Note the hours for each location- you might chose the Tourist Information Center if you wanted to get an early start or the BSU Boathouse if you want to go out after work. The coupon works for all locations. 
2. Choose one of the bikes (they’re all the same style but some might already by reserved for some dates) and then fill out the Pick up and Drop Off times.  

3. Provide your contact information- remember your password so you don’t have to enter this information next time. 

4. Read, check and sign the rental agreement. 

5. Add Credit Card- in order to make a reservation, even for a free rental, we need a valid credit card on file. 

6. Enter the code
 BJIRIDES (case sensitive) and click Apply Coupon. Your amount due should drop by $12, and if you reserved for 2 hours, you amount due will be $0!
7. Finish your reservation by clicking the Submit Payment or Secure Rental button. 

8. Go to your chosen location and tell them your name when you are ready to pick up your bike- and have a great time!

If you would also like to rent a bike for the semester, there will be a booth at the Beaver Organization Bash for those of you who would like to do so. The cost is $40.00- a steal!

See you on the trails!

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Melinda at


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Aug 8

Welcome back!

Published in 2014

Boozoo (hello in Ojibwe)!

We are excited to have everyone back on campus! Our office has been busy preparing for the arrival of new students as well as returning ones. BSU takes pride in its environmental movements, with Environmental Stewardship as one of its three Signature Themes. Here is a list of sustainability projects YOU can take advantage of while you study at BSU:

1. Elkay Water filling stations. We are working towards our goal of having at least one of these filtered water-bottle filling stations in every building! Use them to fill your reusable water bottle.

2. Freshman and new transfer students make sure you get your free (yes I said free) water bottle of coffee mug from the Sustainability Office.


3. Bucky’s Nice Ride.  This program is a semester long bike rental program for students.

4. Volunteer Opportunities. Whether it is through our office or out in the community, we have opportunities for you to fill your service learning hours!

5. Events. We have events going on all the time- make sure to like us on Facebook for all the updates!

6. Recycling. We recycle containers (tins, glass, aluminum, and #1 and 2 plastic) and fibers (cardboard, office paper phone books, magazines) here on campus- make sure to sort your trash!

7. Students for the Environment. SFE is the student organization with a mission to educate campus on environmental issues. For more information, contact Jordan at

You pay $5 for the Green Fee every semester- take advantage of what we do for you!

If you have more questions or ideas for a project, contact Erika and, 218-755-2560, or stop in the Sustainability Office, located in the Lower Hobson Union across from the bookstore!

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"Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the Earth is our Mother? What befalls the Earth befalls all the sons of the Earth."
~ Chief Seattle in a letter to President Franklin Pierce, 1852