Tufts Gets Green

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Tisch Library receives the first Green Office Gold Certification

Carol Ellis accepts the certificate for Tisch Library

This spring, the Office of Sustainability finally  launched a new program to recognize, support and promote offices that are engaging in sustainable practices.

The Green Office Certification program has four levels of certification allowing offices to be recognized for their current conservation actions, while still providing a goal to work towards (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum). On Tuesday, May 8th, at the annual luncheon for Eco-Ambassadors, four offices were awarded a certificate that will be displayed in their office to reflect ongoing efforts in energy reduction, waste conservation and sustainable purchasing.

Congratulations to the Tisch Library for being the first office to achieve Gold level Green Office Certification, and to the Department of Environmental and Population Health, Ginn Library at the Fletcher School and Tufts Renewable Energy & Applied Photonics (REAP) Labs for achieving the Bronze level of office sustainability!

If your office or deparment would like to participate and begin the process of Green Office Certification, just follow this link! Any office or department on all three campuses can participate. Every year, your office can resubmit the survey to evaluate improvements made in the workplace and help Tufts University become a more sustainable campus!

Good luck! We cannot wait to award more Green Office certificates.

Regional Conservation Advocacy Coordinator (part time), Mass Audubon (MA)

Mass Audubon’s Advocacy Department is seeking a results-oriented public outreach coordinator to promote and develop support for local and regional land use reforms, sustainable development, conservation initiatives, and other key advocacy issues working with other environmental groups, municipalities, state officials, the general public, and media in the Route 495/central Massachusetts region. The coordinator will develop and present outreach programs and provide support for associated local and regional planning, zoning, and land and water conservation initiatives through the Shaping the Future of Your Community program. For further information, visit their website.

Commuter Choice Program Coordinator (Harvard University, MA)

Harvard University (MA) seeks a commuter choice program coordinator to develop, implement and administer a system to monitor and increase campus enrollment in various programs including carpools, Zimride and Zipcar. The position will also support special projects including bike share initiatives and act as a contact for sustainable transit-related matters. To learn more visit their job details website.

Green Joey Survey

Please fill out this quick 8 question survey to help us get a better understanding of the changes you wish to see to the Joey system!

Economic/Environmental Consulting Positions, IEC (Cambridge, MA)

IEC is looking to hire two Research Analysts (with undergraduate degrees) and one Associate (with an advanced degree) available to work within the next two or three weeks.  Seeking motivated candidates who enjoy analysis, have excellent communication skills, and are comfortable with collaboration and solving problems. Students who would be interested in IEC, but are not available to work until May 2012, should not apply until early next year.  Associate candidates in this group might consider attending the winter Open House to find out more about IEC’s work and culture.  The Open House will take place at their Cambridge office on Friday, February 17, and is open to all those who expect to earn a Master’s degree by June 2012. For further information, visit www.indecon.com.

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