Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. is seeking a Sustainability Planner to join their Watertown, MA office to support their Environmental Planning team and conduct sustainability and climate change adaptation planning. VHB assists public and private sector clients in identifying and meeting their sustainability and environmental goals. VHB’s environmental services team provides strategic support and environmental analysis, develops and evaluates sustainability initiatives, develops screening and reporting tools, engages stakeholders and prepares technical reports and documents.
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA), founded in 1990, is an international, non-profit organization with the mission of creating environmental sustainability in the restaurant industry.
The environmental analyst is a full-time office position. He/she will help restaurants achieve Certified Green Restaurant® status.
- Review invoices, digital pictures, and other forms of documentation that clients submit to demonstrate their environmental accomplishments
- Analyze this Data to determine the steps and points that a restaurant will be credited in accordance with the Green Restaurant Association’s environmental standards
- Research products to determine any environmental merits
- Create educational and technical reports for restaurants
- Contact vendors for product and service information
- Support Environmental Consultants in tasks to help our restaurants improve their environmental impact and achieve certification
- Bachelor’s degree
- Experience with data analysis
- Attention to detail
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and math
- Strong organizational skills
- Understanding of relevant sustainability issues
- Ability to take direction and work independently
- Good Communicator
We don’t know about you, but we’re getting pretty excited about the upcoming year-end celebrations hosted by the President! Each year, the President’s Office hosts a picnic/ice cream social for staff, faculty, and students on each of the Tufts campuses. As part of Tufts’ ongoing commitment to sustainability, the event on the Medford campus will again be zero waste this year, and efforts will also be made to reduce waste at the Boston and Grafton events.
To support these efforts, we recommend that you BYOP – Bring Your Own (reusable) Placesetting (plate/bowl, utensils, etc.). Whether you are attending the event on the Boston, Grafton, or Medford campus, you can reduce your waste by planning ahead! If you BYOP to any of the events, you’ll have the chance to win a prize from the Office of Sustainability.
In order to comply with Massachusetts regulations and reduce Tufts’ greenhouse gas emissions from commuting and university vehicles, the Operations Division and the Office of Sustainability survey members of the Tufts community each year about their transportation habits. Members of the Tufts community were randomly selected to participate in a short survey containing general questions about current and future transportation at Tufts. 5,200 people participated in the survey, representing an overall response rate of 34%.
The final survey results can be viewed here.
The graph below shows the response rate per population per campus: