Category: Sustainability News (page 1 of 29)

New Partnership Fights Food Waste and Food Insecurity

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A collaboration between Tufts Dining, staff and faculty, students and Food for Free seeks to minimize food waste at Tufts while at the same time addressing food insecurity in our host communities. Through the new Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative, Tufts Dining donates about 125 lbs. of food per week. Learn more about the initiative. 

Eco-Reps Clothing Swap

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Have you started your spring cleaning yet?  Need a wardrobe refresher? Come to the Tufts Eco-Reps Clothing Swap during Earth Fest on Friday, April 22nd from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM! The Eco-Reps have been collecting clothes for months and want to get you styled up in time for spring.

Tufts Eco-Ambassador Takes on the Climate Ride

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There is nothing quite like a 300+ mile bike ride to remind someone that they can have a real impact. For Chantal Hardy, a Tufts alum and Tufts Eco-Ambassador from the English Department, the Climate Ride along the Northern California coast alongside 130 other bikers is an opportunity to challenge herself, bring awareness to environmental issues, and reeducate herself about the movement of today. It also enables others who are unable to ride with her in May to contribute to these educational and activist efforts through donations. Much like her responsibilities as an Eco-Ambassador, she sees this challenge as engaging a personal, practical ability to affect change.

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Chantal has not been a distance biker for long. She first began casually biking at Oberlin College, where she majored in Environmental Studies. Since then, she has biked to her job at Tufts from Mission Hill, a more exercise intensive and shorter commute option than the T. Inspired by a friend, Chantal began trying out longer distance biking and has completed a few day-long biking events.

The Climate Ride’s participants fundraise for climate education and other causes they are passionate about; for Chantal, these are local Boston organizations. She is donating her fundraised proceeds to the Climate Ride, Jamaica Plains’ Bikes Not Bombs, which is a social justice, bike-advocacy program for youth empowerment that hosts international programs in developing nations, and the Boston Cyclist Union for its work in improving Boston’s bike infrastructure.

To learn more about the Climate Ride and Chantal’s journey, click on the box below:

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Sustainability Fellowship, Meister Consultants Group (Boston)

Meister Consultants Group’s Sustainability Fellowship Program provides Masters-level students and recent graduates with an opportunity to increase knowledge and gain work experience by actively contributing to MCG’s sustainability consulting projects.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2016

Learn more and apply.

Join the Tufts Freecycle Elist

In the 2013 Campus Sustainability Council Report, Tufts committed to increasing the amount of items that are reused at the university as part of its broader waste reduction efforts and commitment to fostering a cradle-to-cradle economy. Tufts’ Freecycle Elist was created by Eco-Ambassador Stacie Simon and is an important tool for increasing the reuse of items at the university by diverting still functional equipment, furniture, and supplies from the waste stream.

The elist provides a platform for exchanging items that individuals or offices at Tufts no longer need but might be of use to others, and it is open to all members of the Tufts community. The elist can be used for the exchange of work-related items or personal items – all for free.

Examples of items that might be exchanged include the following:

  • AV equipment (not owned by TTS)
  • Lab equipment (not owned by school)
  • Office lamps
  • Bookshelves and filing cabinets
  • Computer chairs
  • Appliances for kitchenettes/breakrooms
  • Personal copiers/printers
  • Office workstations and desks
  • Conference tables
  • Area rugs
  • Office supplies (e.g. printer cartridges, file folders)
  • Children’s items and toys
  • Personal electronics (e.g. printers, TVs)
  • Home furniture

Click here to sign up for the elist, and search for the Freecycle list. Once you have subscribed to the list, you will be able to send messages to the group regarding items you would like to freecycle and receive messages from others. Messages should include an item description, location, and photo (if available).

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