Undergraduate Blog / Tag: sustainability

Emily Woodward

What makes Donii better

Picture this: You’re rustling through the back of your closet one afternoon on an ambitious effort to de-clutter your room when you reach an overwhelming conclusion… You have way too much stuff. Well, you knew this fact before, but now your things have somehow exploded across your room like a tornado came sweeping through moments…

Jennifer Eng

Live Green: Your Campus Map to a Healthy and Sustainable Semester

Babson is pretty proud of our school colors of white and green. In fact, our student population and campus emulate these colors every day. Outside, there’s foliage and evergreens hidden behind the mountains of snows; inside, we are energy efficient in implementing hand driers, smart light switches, and using eco-friendly materials. Since the semester has…

Rene Del Castillo

The Pilot and Quality Control

Part of my work has been being in the field and servicing the Pay-As-You-Go kits that are being used in the pilot. One of the lessons that I have learned is that it does not pay to cut corners with product testing as the pilot will become null if the product is not performing well.…

Rene Del Castillo

Collecting the Battery Replacement Second Payment

As I previously mentioned, Alex and I did a battery replacement in the community of Mano de Leon. The replacement was for our host-family’s system. While the replacement went very smoothly, we were very concerned that Fidelia would try and not pay the second half of the payment. She was constantly “joking” that there might…

Rene Del Castillo

The Importance of communication and Proper Planning

As described in my past entries, I’m currently working on the launch of the Pay-as-you-go pilot. In a nutshell, people from communities will be able to purchase the use of the solar systems installed at their homes for a week, month, or day, (depending on their purchasing capabilities). A local store owner will act as…