Student efforts contribute to a culture of sustainability at Tufts in many ways. Your actions are invaluable, no matter how large or small! What you do each day affects Tufts’ environmental impact — whether you are participating in a sustainability-related club, planning a zero-waste event, conducting sustainability research, or simply recycling and composting your waste.
Can you believe it’s almost that time of year? We certainly cannot. As part of Tufts’ university-wide commitment to sustainability, the events will once again be zero waste! If you can, we encourage you to BYOP (bring your own reusable place setting) to help Tufts reduce as much waste as possible. Learn why it’s important in our post from 2015.
Zero Waste President’s Picnic Checklist:
Reusable silverware or bamboo ware
Reusable water bottle
Reusable plate or jar (lid allows you to carry without spilling)
…and a bag to carry everything in!
All attendees who BYOP will be entered in a raffle to win a special grand prize at our table. The first 50 people on each campus who BYOP and visit our table will also receive individual prizes.
This reusable lunch container could be yours if you’re one of the first 50 people to bring your own placesetting!
If you’re the GRAND PRIZE winner, you’ll receive this stainless steel & bamboo ware kit!
Need a little more inspiration? Learn how a family of 4 lives a zero waste lifestyle & discover the unexpected benefits that come with it:
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.
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.