Sustainability at Tufts

Month: September 2011 (page 1 of 8)

Oct. 7 Learn How to Compost in 5 Minutes!

When: Friday, October 7th from 11 am to 5 pm

Where: RezQuad Cafe, located behind Miller Hall, next to the TIE office

Ever wondered how you can keep your smelly, messy leftover food out of your own personal trash can? How you can turn your leftovers into dirt? Find out all this and more during composting office hours at the Office of Sustainability.

Stop by anytime between 11 and 5 PM and in a few minutes you’ll learn how to set up and maintain a compost bucket in your own house or dorm.

Recycling Coordinator Dawn Quirk will be present from 11-12 and OOS program associate Jess Madding will be available from 11-5 to answer any questions about composting. We will also be giving away free compost buckets and liners as well as examples of compostable food!

Seek Energy Innovation Competition

Mass Energy Lab, a Cambridge, MA based boutique Clean Technology firm, is sponsoring a competition for graduate and undergraduate students in Massachusetts to identify and research cutting-edge, new-to-market energy efficiency solutions that can impact the built environment. Research projects will explore the technical performance of a solution, as well as the marketability of the solution in the region.

The grand prize winner will be awarded $3,000, followed by second place of $1,500 and $500 for third place.

Please review the contest rules and guidelines at:

Oct. 15 “Let’s Talk About Water” 2011 Symposium

When: Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10:00am-2:00pm

Where: Northeastern University’s Blackman Auditorium

**Free admission and free lunch**

Please join Northeastern University for an in-depth discussion and critical thinking about the complex water issues facing society, particularly toxic chemical pollution of drinking water. They will be hosting a film screening, followed by informal discussion over lunch, and then an extended moderated panel discussion.

Learn more and register at:

Sept. 30 Get Green Breakfast!

When: Friday, September 30 at 7:15 am

Where: Mayer Campus Center

Join us in support of Walk/Ride Day for free breakfast, t-shirts, and Clif Bars.  We plan on taking the 7:40 Joey to Davis to Ride Green!

SBN’s Small Organization Roundtables

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with and learn from like minded business owners and entrepreneurs who share a passion for sustainable business. The SBN Roundtables are groups of up to 8-10 members who want to grow both personally and professionally while helping support their fellow members with their own challenges in a safe and trusting environment of peers.

Spots are limited, for more information and details on how to participate please click here.

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