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Month: January 2012 (page 1 of 3)

Feb 2: First TIE TALK with speaker Penn Loh

TIE Talks is a monthly get-together of environmental faculty, staff, students, and alumni to learn from each other in a casual social setting. On the first Wednesday of each month beginning February 1st, 2012, TIE will host an informal educational event to facilitate interdisciplinary cross-pollination. TIE Talks will be based around thematic presentations by a member of the Tufts community; the inaugural theme of the spring 2012 semester will be “Environmental Justice.” TIE Talks speakers include: 2/1: Penn Loh, UEP Professor of Practice; 3/7: TBA; 4/4: Dr. Beatrice Rogers, Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy Professor, Food Policy & Applied Nutrition Program Director; 5/2: Sivan Kartha, Senior Scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute – US. TIE Talks will be held in the Miller Event Space (next door to TIE at the former RezQuad Café) from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Tufts Energy Competition 2012

Jan 30: Tufts CSA General Interest Meeting/Sign-ups

Are you interested in affordable, fresh picked local produce delivered to you on campus?

You are in luck! Tufts is hosting a pilot Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program during the Spring semester. If you’re interested, come to our general interest meeting on Monday, January 30th at 9pm in Eaton 209

What’s a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This means that you buy a share in a farm at the beginning of a season (in our case, the beginning of a semester) and you get produce delivered to you here.  When you sign up for a farm share with Enterprise Farm, you will receive an individually packed box of fresh produce, delivered directly to Tufts for pickup every Tuesday from February to April (no shares on March 20 during spring break)

Prices and Details

You choose what size works for you! Shares cost as little as $24/week.

Small (good for 1-2 people): $264 ($24/week)*

Medium (good for 2-3 people): $341 ($31/week)*

Large (good for 4 or more people): $462 ($42/week)

You will be signing up for the entire spring semester. When you look at these numbers, think about your weekly grocery bill and what you won’t have to buy at the store. For more information on how much food this is, visit the Enterprise website.

How do I take advantage of this incredible opportunity?
If you are ready to sign up now, fill out this spreadsheet and you will be contacted with further information about payment and registration. This form is only for people who are committed to purchasing a share. The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 3rd. And deliveries begin on February 7th. However, if you don’t make it to the deadline, there is a pro-rated structure that allows you to join the CSA in the succeeding weeks.

Sign up here: TUFTS CSA

Questions? Email tcs.tuftsculinarysociety@gmail.com

Mar 7-8: Ecological Landscaping Association Conference (Springfield, MA)

Join the ELA for a 2-day conference that will feature one-day of intensive workshops, a full day of educational seminars and an Eco-Marketplace where vendors showcase the latest products and technology. Workshops cover topics from “‘Pro’active Protection of Wetlands” to “Practical Solutions for Deer and Other Pests” to “Native Plant System Design to Increase Habitat Diversity.” Interested?

Register before February 14th and get a discount!
https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1008752

See details in the full conference brochure.
http://www.ecolandscaping.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2012-ELA-Conferencce-Session-Descriptions.pdf

Feb 29: MBTA Fare Proposal Hearing

When: Wednesday, February 29, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Public hearings and a written public comment process are in progress on the MBTA’s proposal to increase fares and reduce service to address their dire financial situation.  Information about the proposal and how to comment are available at http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/?id=23567.

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