Tufts Gets Green

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Date: October 4, 2011

Research Assistant, “Smart Lunchrooms” study (Chelsea and Lawrence, MA)

Harvard School of Public Health is recruiting research assistants to help with a plate waste study in Chelsea and Lawrence Public Schools during the school lunch periods. This is a study to examine the impact of “Smart Lunchrooms,” which use behavioral psychology to encourage students to select healthier foods.

Responsibilities of the research assistants will include recording the foods selected and consumed by students.  Data collection will begin in a few weeks and last 3-4 weeks in each school district. If interested, please contact Juliana Cohen JCohen@hsph.harvard.edu and include your availability (during the hours of 9am-3:30pm, M-F), and if you are interested in working in Lawrence Public Schools (must have access to a car) and/or Chelsea public schools (accessible by public transportation). This is a paid position.

Contest: Undergrad Environmental Photography – $300 in prizes

The Tufts Environmental Studies Program is holding its first annual Environmental Photo Contest. It’s open to all Tufts undergrads and will include prizes for first place ($150), second place ($100), and third place ($50). CASH MONEY.

Students can submit multiple photos. All photography styles are welcome. Full rules and details are available on Facebook.

Submissions are due to the Environmental Studies Program, 210 Packard Avenue, Miller Hall-East Rear Door, Medford Campus, by Monday, Oct. 24.

Submitted prints will be exhibited in the Tufts Institute of the Environment and may be used by the Environmental Studies and TIE in their publications, websites, or for other Tufts-related purposes. Prints will also be showcased in a digital exhibition on the Environmental Studies website.

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