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Join The New England Farm and Sea to Campus Network

Attention grad and undergrad students:  theNew England Farm & Sea to Campus Network, hosted by Farm to Institution New England (FINE), has officially launched, which means that you can now sign up to get involved in the network.

The mission of this network is to build a community of higher education and food systems stakeholders who connect, share, and collaborate to develop transparent regional supply chains and educate campus communities about regional food systems.

There are two ways that you can get involved in the Network:

STEP 1. JOIN THE FARM & SEA TO CAMPUS NETWORK

Want to declare your interest in the network? Join the contact list! Members of the list will receive 2-3 emails per month with general updates from FINE as well as targeted updates for people at colleges, universities and private schools.

Join the Farm & Sea to Campus List here.

STEP 2. SIGN UP FOR A WORKING GROUP

If you would like to be more actively involved and help fulfill the network’s vision, sign up for one of the working groups.  The network anticipates that each group will come together, most likely via conference call in early June, to start to outline some priorities and action steps. At that time, the groups will determine their frequency of meetings and other details.

The steering committee hopes that participants in these groups will be active, so please consider whether you have a couple hours per month available for participation. Your involvement will help determine our collaborative impact on the regional food system.

The working groups include:

  • Outreach & Communications
  • Supply Chain Development
  • Education & Engagement
  • Evaluation & Tracking

Please follow this link to join a working group.

Thank you,

The Farm & Sea to Campus Network Steering Committee

Working Group Descriptions

We anticipate that each group will come together, most likely via conference call, in early June, to start to outline some priorities and action steps.  At that time, the groups will determine their frequency of meetings and other details. It is the steering committee’s hope that participants in these groups will be active, so please consider whether you have a couple hours per month available for participation. Apply to join a working group viathis link.  If you’d like more detail about each of these groups, please visitthis link.

Outreach & Communications

The Communication and Outreach Working Group focuses on strategies to improve connectivity and information sharing between campuses and related stakeholders who are or would like to be engaged in the campus local food movement.

Supply Chain Development

The Supply Chain Development Working Group will identify and develop supply chain models that increase the availability and accessibility of local, sustainable food for campuses. It will facilitate coordination and communication between supply chain partners (campuses, distributors, suppliers, producers, etc.) to identify and leverage opportunities to aggregate demand and improve sourcing and distribution processes.

Education & Engagement

The Education Working Group will focus on educating and activating students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders of participating institutions who are interested in initiating or enhancing the sourcing and on-campus use of local, sustainable foods.

Evaluation & Tracking

The Evaluation & Tracking Working Group will propose indicators that will help the Farm & Sea to Campus Network determine the success of their efforts, review and assess existing evaluation and metrics tools, provide recommendations for next steps around data collection and analysis, and specifically consider recommendations for improved tracking and traceability for local foods in the region.

3 Videos to Watch in Under 90 Seconds

We compiled a short list of the quickest, snappiest videos on our YouTube Channel. Enjoy!

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1.  Meet Tony’s new friend.


 

2. Scroll through our snazzy, digitized progress report on Tumblr!


 

3.  There are no words…just watch it.


 

BONUS: Got an extra 30 seconds? Get the low-down on sustainable food initiatives at Tufts University!

5 Ways Students Impacted Sustainability at Tufts in 2015

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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.

Although students regularly contribute to campus sustainability, we wanted to highlight several initiatives from the past year that contributed directly to Tufts’ sustainability goals. These goals are outlined in the 2013 Campus Sustainability Council Report and focus on the areas of waste, water, and energy & emissions. Progress in these areas is tracked regularly and is detailed in the annual Campus Sustainability Progress Report. The list below is by no means comprehensive, so we encourage you to check out the report on Tumblr!

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Project Associate, Solar Water Heating Programs, CSE, (San Diego, CA)

Mission: Accelerate the transition to a sustainable world powered by clean energy.

Our clean energy future depends on a strong, low-carbon economy that provides abundant jobs and business opportunities, a high quality of life and a clean, healthy environment. To bring about such a future, each of us must make wise choices now. The Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE) provides people with information, incentives and opportunities to help make these choices easier. We work with policymakers, public agencies, local governments, utilities, business and civic leaders and individuals to transform the energy marketplace and beyond.

For the full job description, visit energycenter.org.

Application Deadline: Monday, May 30
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter along with salary history via e-mail to human.resources@energycenter.org.

The Latest From the Eco-Reps!

by Ellen Osborn

Hey there Tufts greenies!

recyclemaniaThe Eco-reps have been busy this week, just as I’m sure you have been! The semester is in full swing, especially with the kick-off of RECYCLEMANIA!!! The competition is officially on, so start obsessively sorting trash everywhere you go, but especially in your own dorm to win the inter-dorm competition and claim the epic prize at the end!

This week, residents of Hodgdon Hall taste-tested bottled and tap water during the Superbowl to see if they could taste the difference, as many big bottle companies claim most can. As Eco-Rep Arshiya Goel predicted, her residents mostly preferred the tap water! So fill those water bottles at the fountain without fear, Jumbos: you’re getting a great deal and saving the planet one plastic bottle at a time! Thanks to our guinea pigs, the wonderful residents of Hodgdon Hall, who were multi-tasking, taking their Superbowl time to create some fascinating new data in favor of sustainability!

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Wren Hall is making green strides this week as well with the kick-off of a new DORM BAGS campaign. Piloted last semester, the project is back in full swing with lots of new bags and potential users! Residents are very excited for this new resource as thawing sidewalks start to make a trek to Whole Foods actually realistic. The bags can be signed out for a day and are set up in the lobby. They can be seen as you stroll by uphill, so take a peek! And, if you live in Wren, enjoy the new bags!

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-Ellen

 

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