2013 Medford January Eco-Ambassadors receive their certificates of completion from instructors Tina and Dani
As we continue to thaw out from the snowstorms, the Office of Sustainability is also shaking off its winter hibernation. We would like to congratulate our five new Eco-Ambassadors: Barbara Eisenhaure and Jennifer Carland, both from the Office of the Vice Provost; Sara Hepburn of Technology for Learning in the Health Sciences (within the School of Medicine); Amey Callehan from Tisch Library; and Elizabeth Erenberg from the Music Department. They are now part of the group of Tufts staff and faculty who champion sustainability in the workplace and serve as “green” resources within their offices or departments.
We are also excited to welcome four new Eco-Reps this spring – “meet” them in the section below and read about what they are up to this semester! You may spot them at Dewick on Wednesdays from 6-7pm promoting Meatless Meals, but look out for Eco-Rep events within the dorms.
Student residents who think their dorm/house is the greenest on campus will get a chance to prove it: Tufts is once again competing in the annual RecycleMania Tournament. TuftsRecycles interns will be walking through Tufts dorms and off-campus houses grading recycling efforts. (The exact prize for the winning dorm is still under wraps, but you and your hallmates could win a party with incredible food and entertainment!) Interdorm recycling results and Tufts’ live Recyclemania standings are available online, so check them out and make sure to recycle everything you can – and tell your neighbors!
Finally, please remember that you are always welcome to drop in at the Office of Sustainability! We share a space with the Tufts Institute of Environment and Environmental Studies Program in Miller Hall (across the parking lot from Tufts Hillel). Among many other resources here at the Office, you can compost; recycle your chip bags, energy bar wrappers, batteries, and light bulbs; and even take a spin on a bicycle generator to charge your cellphone. We hope you visit us soon.
Tufts Office of Sustainability
Saturday March 2 from 9am-5pm
Discuss the collaboration of academic research and practice over and between a spectrum of disciplines through exemplary projects from students and distinguished speakers. Address questions in a series of panel discussions and workshops: How does research lead to entrepreneurship? And how do ideas born in practice transform into research? How organizations can rise to the challenges of preparing for the future? Students of all levels, entrepreneurs and professionals working on or interested in sustainability are welcome to engage in this platform for a day-long conversation!
This event is organized through the collaboration of Harvard University Graduate School of Design Green Design group, and the Cornell University Sustainable Design student group!
Program details and speakers… TBD!
Visit the Event’s Facebook Page for more information.
Join the Bard Center for Environmental Policy the first and third Wednesday of each month at noon eastern to hear climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest climate change issues.
Climate Seminar calls are held via conference call (Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385) and professors can assign the half-hour calls to their students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions. Have questions for the speakers? Email them beforehand or during the call to email@example.com. All calls are available as podcasts, 24 hours after the event.
In case you haven’t seen it, a new World Bank study confirms that we are on track for 750 ppm by 2100– or sooner– and a 4° C hotter world. Next Wednesday, February 6, at noon eastern, NRDC’s Daniel Lashof will talk about how to address the issue, focusing in particular on “Using the Clean Air act to Sharply Reduce Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants”. One of Dan’s key messages is that this won’t happen without pressure from climate activists.
Other speakers this semester will include Mike Tidwell on Cutting Carbon at Power Plants, Brenda Ekwurzel on After Sandy, What Next?, Mark Reynolds on Lobbyists for Climate Action, Katharine Wilkinson on Between God and Green, Bill McKibben on Corruption, Democracy, Climate, and Manuel Pastor and James Boyce on Co-benefits and Climate Justice.
For more information, click here.
The Cambridge Science Festival is a celebration showcasing Cambridge as an internationally recognized leader in science, technology, engineering and math. A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun for everyone!
The call for proposals is still open for the 2013 Cambridge Science Festival! Join the 10-day festival April 12-21, 2013 to celebrate the great science, technology, engineering, art, and math happening all throughout the Cambridge and Boston area.
We are looking for fun interactive workshops, talks, exhibits, performances, games, and great ideas only you can think up. Some larger events to participate in include:
- Science Carnival - Show off performances, building workshops, or cool activities in a carnival of the sciences
- A Robot Zoo – Present robotics projects as part of National Robotics Week
- Science of Sports – Why does a curveball curve, anyway?
- Rocket Day – Have a blast demonstrating astronomy-related research and engineering projects on National Astronomy Day (Saturday, April 20)
- Science of Food – Cook up the biology, chemistry, physics, and materials behind the food we eat every day!
Participant online entry form
Cambridge Science Festival
April 12 – 21, 2013
2013 Cambridge Science Festival (April 12-21) is a 10-day celebration of the STEM in our lives run by the MIT Museum
Bikeable Communities Trainings are geared towards people who want to create improvements and see changes towards safer bicycling in their communities. There are two trainings: part one focuses on the decision making process, and part two focuses on specific programs, policies, and projects. If you want to read more about the trainings click here!
On Saturday, October 27th, we are going to be hosting both part one and part two of the training here at the MassBike office. We would love if you could help spread the word, and if you are interested in coming, please RSVP. These are the last ones we have scheduled for the foreseeable future, so please come! I have attached the flyers if you are interested as well. See the details below, and I hope to hear from you soon!
When: Saturday, October 27th
Part 1: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Part 2: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Where: MassBike Office, 171 Milk St. Suite 33, Boston, MA 02109
Cost: FREE and open to the public!
RSVP: Please email Price@MassBike to register or call 617-542-2453