Published: May 25, 2016

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Find out how Associate Professor of Biology Scott Boback’s “dope beard” is helping the environment

Video by Joe O’Neill

It’s never easy to shave off an awesome beard. It took Scott Boback 20 months to grow it, but this associate professor of biology has discovered a way to make it all worthwhile. He donated his 9-inch beard to Matter of Trust, an environmental organization that, among a number of green initiatives, uses hair to help soak up oil after major spills.

Boback’s beard even caught the attention of The Huffington Post and was featured in its “Good News” segment.