Sustainability at Tufts

Date: July 2, 2012

Aug 10: Deadline for Greenbuild Scholarship Applications

The 2012 Greenbuild scholarships will bring together a diverse group of people from around the world who have important roles to play in the green schools movement, and give them the opportunity to participate in and learn from the largest green building conference and expo in the world!

All-expense paid trips to the 2012 Greenbuild Conference and Expo will be awarded to students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders within the higher education sector. The Center for Green Schools and USGBC distribute scholarships to promote diversity and social equity within the green building industry and the green schools movement.

Benefits for 2012 scholarship awardees include:

  • All-expense paid trip to Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco from Nov. 13-16
  • Meet and connect with high-level professionals in the green building industry
  • Network with other college and university representatives
  • Participate in special on-site programming at Greenbuild that will include complimentary breakfasts, speaker presentations and an honorary dinner
  • Receive training and support from USGBC staff and other green building professionals
  • Free access to LEED 101 and LEED 201 online courses
  • Earn continuing education hours to satisfy GBCI’s LEED professional credential maintenance requirements
  • Play an integral role in advancing social equity within the green schools movement

Students interested in Greenbuild scholarships should also consider applying for mentorship opportunities with USGBC Board members. Board members support students in pursuing studies and careers in fields related to sustainability by offering professional advice, networking opportunities and career building experiences.

Apply on the USGBC website today!

Jul 21-22: National Wildlife Federation Environmental Leadership Summit

If you’re between the ages of 16 and 28 and want to change the world so that everyone has the chance to go outside, then we have the experience for you! If you are new to Outdoor Nation and want to learn more about us, then you should register for one of the Outdoor Nation Signature Summits. If you are an Outdoor Nation alum or ready to take your leadership skills to the next level, then you should register for one of the ON-IT Summits.

Economy got you down? Bank account feeling light? No worries, we got it covered! Summits are free thanks to our sponsors. Food and lodging are totally paid for. All you have to do is register and get there!

Still not sure? Want more general information about the Summits? Check out Summit FAQs or scope out the 2011 Summits and 2010 Summit pages to get a feel for what the Summits are all about. Still have questions? Email us.

Jul 10: Cultivating Food Justice with Julian Agyeman

Join MetroFuture Walks & Talks for a special presentation on just sustainability and food justice from Julian Agyeman, Professor and Chair of Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning at Tufts University.  His most recent publication, Cultivating Food Justice, examines how many low-income neighborhoods and communities of color do not have access to nutritious food.  They often live in “food deserts” where the lack of grocery stores and healthy options often leaves them with no choice but convenience stores and fast food.  “Cultivating Food Justice” envisions an environmentally sustainable and socially just future for the food system.  Julian Agyeman is an environmental social scientist and the originator of the concept of ‘just sustainability’, the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems. RSVP here.

Event will be held at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, 60 Temple Place, Boston from 11:00a.m.-12p.m.