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Environmental Justice Manager, Coalition of Communities of Color (Portland, OR)

The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) seeks a new member of its team to lead its Environmental & Climate Justice Program. The program supports policies that price carbon in Oregon and provide economic and social benefit to communities of color. Specific near-term program objectives include building capacity in communities of color to advance climate solutions; reforming policy practices; shifting discourses that centralize the voices of those most impacted by environmental injustice and climate change; and strengthening relationships between environmental organizations and organizations of color. The successful candidate will be able to support the CCC’s vision of built power in communities of color to act and lead on environmental issues, and the presence of a strong social movement in Oregon for environmental and climate justice.

Application Deadline: Rolling applications

Apply by: Email  info[@]coalitioncommunitiescolor.org with a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. See here for more information.

Sustainability Planner, VHB (Watertown, MA)

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.

Application Deadline: N/A

Apply Online

Environmental Analyst, Green Restaurant Association (Boston, MA)

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.

Position Summary:

The environmental analyst is a full-time office position.  He/she will help restaurants achieve Certified Green Restaurant® status.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and math
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of relevant sustainability issues
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Ability to take direction and work independently
  • Good Communicator
Application Deadline: N/A

Apply Online

Preparing for the President’s Picnic/Ice Cream Social

President's Picnic Prep

 

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.

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2015 Transportation Survey Results

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:

survey response rate

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