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The #MCBC2016 Countdown is ON!

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There are just 4 days left ’til the 2016 MassCommute Bicycle Challenge!

Here’s how you can gear up:

Sign Up the new webinar:  “Bike Commuting Decoded” (space is limited, we recommend signing up in advance)

Just in time for MCBC, we’ve partnered with our friends at MassBike to host a free webinar on Thursday, May 12th from 12:00-1:00 to explore the nuts & bolts of bike commuting. If you, or someone you know is part of the 60% of Americans who are interested in bike commuting but feel too concerned to start, this is the event for you.
Learn from the experts and ask questions about how you can make biking a part of your daily commute, during Bike Week and all year round!

Nominate Someone (or yourself!) for a Wheelie Award!

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The Wheelie Awards are a special way to recognize and honor cyclists who ride with a unique level of dedication and excitement. For example, do you know someone who rides their bike like a minivan? Nominate them for the Pack Mule Award! Know someone who fell in love while cycling? Nominate them for the Bicycle Love Story Award! You get the idea.

One winner will be selected in each of the following categories to win a special prize provided by the sponsor of that award ($200+ value!).  Award decisions are based on online written submissions, as well as accompanying photos and videos sent via email.

This year’s Wheelie Award Categories include:

…and last but not least…

Make Sure YOU (and/or your team) are Registered for the Challenge! 

If you registered for the Challenge in 2015, we still have all of your information. Just log back in with your email and password or click on the “Returning Users Login” button, and you’re good to go! If you are a new participant, or if you missed us in 2015, you will need to register through the MCBC website.

*Be sure to select “Tufts University” as your institution!

**If applicable, please indicate your employer in your registration settings so that the miles you log count towards your company’s totals!

Questions?
Email: MCBikeChallenge@masscommute.com

On Social Media? Let’s Connect!
Facebook: @Masscommutebicyclechallenge
Twitter: @MCBikeChallenge
Instagram: @MCBikeChallenge

Join the 2016 Tufts Century Ride!

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that this year’s Tufts Century Ride will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016! Registration is now open through September 2nd.

The Tufts Century Ride is approximately a 100 mile bike ride open to the entire university community with stops on the Medford/Somerville, Grafton, and Boston campuses (i.e., Tufts Century). For those who prefer a shorter ride, there will also be route options available beginning at approximately 20 miles. In collaboration with the Tufts Cycling Team, the Tufts Century Ride is meant to provide a fun way for community members to connect, and a unique way to see our three campuses.

Register today! For more information contact TuftsCentury@Tufts.edu or visit http://provost.tufts.edu/tufts-century-ride.

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Read our blog post on “Biking Resources at Tufts” for some great tips!

Grafton Earth Day Celebration & Zero Waste Week

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Earth Day

Grafton will be celebrating Earth Day at Elm’s Cafe from 12:00-1:00 PM on Friday, April 22.
Be sure to stop by the celebration for the chance to win prizes!

Zero Waste Challenge

Zero Waste Week will take place from April 18-22. Bring your bag to Elm’s Cafe on Friday, April 22 from 12:00-1:00 PM to be entered into a raffle for an earth-friendly gift!

To get your Zero Waste Week kit, fill out this form or re-use a clear bag.

Challenge Rules:

  • Put any waste you do not recycle or compost in the bag
  • Exception: 1 time use water bottles go in the bag!
  • No biohazards (tampons, used condoms, etc.)
  • The bag should be attached to the outside of your backpack or bag at all times.

Earth Fest on the Tufts Medford Campus

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Come join the Tufts Sustainability Collective and Tufts Eco-Reps for Earth Fest! A week long extravaganza of incredible events to bring environmental consciousness to the Tufts community. Check out the week’s schedule below or view the entire series on Facebook:

Tuesday, 4/19: Environmental Justice 101 Panel
7:30pm-9pm, Alumnae Lounge

Join the Tufts Sustainability Collective for a panel with four amazing members of the Tufts Community: Environmental Justice 101! We will touch on the intersection of environmental and social issues, climate change, accountability, policy, and what we as students can do to combat these issues. Discussion with Q&A to follow!

Our Panelists:

  • Dale Bryan, Assistant Director, Peace and Justice Studies
  • Penn Loh, Lecturer and Director of the Master of Public Policy Program and Community Practice, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Department
  • Jonathan Kenny, Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Alicia Hunt, Director of the Medford Department of Energy and Environment

Thursday 4/21: Jumbo Wild Screening with Tufts Film Series
7pm, Barnum 104

The Tufts Sustainability Collective and Tufts Film Series present a screening of the Patagonia documentary Jumbo Wild! Learn about environmental conservation efforts in the Jumbo Valley. The Tufts Eco-Reps will be hosting a Clothing Swap and Jumbo Mountain too, so don’t forget to clean out your closet before you stop by!

Friday 4/22: Earth Day Fair 
11am-2pm, Academic Quad

Come out on Earth Day and celebrate our planet with Tufts Sustainability Collective and the Tufts Eco-Reps! A clothing swap, food, prizes, music and a host of student groups, organizations and departments will be present for the culmination of Earth Fest 2016!

..and don’t miss Jumbo Mountain! Facilities and Save That Stuff have collaborated with the Tufts Eco-Reps to show you how much trash the 120 students in Houston produce in just 2 days. We’re guessing it will be larger.

Tufts will also be hosting the GRAND OPENING of a new bicycle repair station at the Campus Center!

Expect to see:
Tufts Mountain Club
Tufts Eco Reps and their clothing swap!
Tufts GreECO Reps
TuftsRecycles!
Tufts Climate Action
Tufts Veg Society
LCS
Tufts Bikes
Tufts Food for Thought
Jp Licks
Danish Pastry House
Flatbread Somerville
GlobeMed at Tufts
Tufts Garden Club
Tufts Literacy Corps
…and many more!

Zero Waste Week Is Back on the Medford Campus!

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How much waste do YOU produce? Take the Zero Waste Challenge from April 18th-22nd to learn about your own habits, reduce your personal trash output, and compete with other participants!

Then bring your bag to the Academic Quad on April 22nd from 2:30-3:30PM for Jumbo Mountains and free snacks with the Eco-Reps at the Earth Day celebration. You might even win a gift card for your efforts to live more sustainably!

Sign up here to receive your Zero Waste kit in time to start the Challenge.

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