Sustainability at Tufts

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Tufts Sustainability Program Intern – Academic Year (2015-16)

Position Description:

The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking a student intern to assist with day-to-day office activities and projects, such as planning and gathering materials for events and creating documents and outreach materials. The program intern will also help support office programs such as the student Eco-Reps, employee Eco-Ambassadors, and the Green Office Certification program. The student will be expected to research and support sustainability initiatives that might be undertaken on any of Tufts’ three campuses (Boston, Medford, Grafton) and to help the Program Director, Education & Outreach Program Administrator, and Communications Specialist with any projects they are currently working on.

Hours & Timeframe:

This position is for the 2015-16 academic year and will start in September 2015. Interns typically work ~8 hours per week.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Reliable, with good time management skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent research and writing abilities
  • Interest in sustainability
  • A can-do attitude
  • Comfortable talking to and working with faculty and staff from across the university in person and via email or phone

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of sustainability efforts at Tufts
  • Experience organizing events
  • Undergraduate students preferred

Pay Rate: $10/hour

Please contact Betsy Byrum, Education & Outreach Program Administrator, with questions or for more information at betsy.byrum@tufts.edu.

All applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume and apply through JobX.

Earth Week Events at Tufts!

Don’t miss these exciting Earth Week events coming to a campus near you!

Medford Campus

Click here to see all of the Earth Week Events on Facebook

Grafton Campus

Join the Grafton Green Team in fun and informational events all next week!

Tuesday April 21                          

12:00 PM
(Rain date on Friday)

Did you know there was a vernal pool on campus?
Take a nature walk (starting at the Wildlife Building entrance) led by Whitney Stiehler and explore the environment around the campus.

Wednesday April 22

10:30 AM

Plant a tree!  We’re continuing the tradition of planting a tree on Earth Day.
Join us on the lawn in front of the Campus Center for the pear tree planting.

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Learn about composting, bling out your trash buddy, challenge your recycling knowledge, win prizes!-—All these things are happening over at Elms Café.  

Thursday April 23

8:00 AM-10:00 AM

Join Professor Mark Pokras as he “weeds” out the invasive species over at the Wildlife Clinic.
Stop by anytime with gardening gloves to get down in the dirt and learn about what’s there and what shouldn’t be. 

4:30 PM

Clean up Rte. 30—Spend some time after work cleaning up and beautifying the area around our campus, including Willard Street, Pine Street and Rte. 30.
Email Elizabeth Lauzon (Elizabeth.lauzon@tufts.edu)  for more information and to sign up.

 

8th Annual Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute

We are proud to announce that TIE will be hosting the 8th Annual Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute (TELI), a four-day workshop for educators and researchers involved with higher education, from May 19th to 22nd, 2015.  At TELI, participants from a variety of educational institutions will explore methods of incorporating environmental issues into their curricula and research, access resources, develop ideas, and engage with other educators. The theme of this year’s TELI is Climate-Safe Energy Futures: Vision, Implementation, and Education and will be co-led by Charles Heaps from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Antje Danielson, Administrative Director at TIE. 

We seek educators and researchers of varying backgrounds from around the world who are interested in preparing for a climate-safe energy future.  Over the past twenty-four years, more than two hundred faculty have participated in TELI.  As a result, thousands of students have learned to synthesize different disciples and approach complex issues such as climate change and environmental sustainability.  TELI 2015 is also an opportunity to network and collaborate in an interdisciplinary setting with academics on global energy challenges. We highly encourage you to apply regardless of your background on the subject matter because ensuring a climate-safe energy future will require holistic and interdisciplinary solutions.  Topics that will be covered include International Climate Justice, Energy Policy, and Climate Change Modeling.  If you are interested in participating, please apply using this form, which may also be found on our website.

To learn more about this year’s TELI please visit our official site at https://sites.tufts.edu/teli2015/.

We encourage you to share this opportunity with colleagues you may have at other institutions as well.

Special Research Associate, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (Gland, Switzerland)

The primary duty of the Special Research Associate is to support the Director General in her daily duties. The SRA has a wide array of responsibilities akin to a deputy chief of staff position and reports directly to the DG and works closely with the DG’s Special Advisor and Senior Executive Assistant.
 
For this Junior Professional role, Ms. Andersen is looking for a bright, hard-working recent graduate. 
Application Deadline: 4/16/2015
Apply Online

#TrickedOutTrashBuddy

TrashBudy

Trick out your trash buddy & win prizes:

Because it is the responsibility of all employees to use and empty their own trash buddies, make your trash buddy your own! Decorate your trash buddy, photograph it, and tweet your photo to @GreenTufts using the hashtag #TrickedOutTrashBuddy, or email your photo to sustainabilityoffice@tufts.edu with the subject line “Tricked Out Trash Buddy.”

As the program is rolled out across the University, sustainability-themed prizes will be awarded to the most creatively decorated trash buddies (with preference given to those that us recycled materials).

Institutional Research & Evaluation Trash Buddies

Tricked Out Trash Buddies from the Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation

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