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April 2015

Why Climate Guilt Doesn’t Help

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sophia Gordon Hall Multi-purpose Room,
Medford, MA,
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Tweet Book:  “What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming” Location:  Sophia Gordon Hall Multi-Purpose Room, Tufts University, Medford, MA Date:  April 28th, 2015, 6:30-7:30pm At this event, Swedish author, speaker, and eco-psychologist, Per Espen Stoknes will speak to the audience about the public psychology of global warming and issues discussed in his new book, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming. Audience members will have the opportunity to…

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The Edible Campus Tour

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tweet The Edible Campus Tour led by George Ellmore will be an tour around campus by an amazing BIO ENVS professor who will show us what on Tufts Campus is good to forage. We will be able to sample campus greenery without fear because toxic pesticides are not used on Tufts Campus!  

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Beautify the Grafton Campus

April 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tweet Clean up Rte. 30—Spend some time after work cleaning up and beautifying the area around our campus, including Willard Street, Pine Street and Rte. 30. Email Elizabeth Lauzon (  for more information and to sign up.

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) New England Groundfish: A Story About Managing People

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet New England fisheries date back several centuries, with the iconic Atlantic cod playing a key role in our countries’ development. In the 1970′s, faced with declining fish stocks, Congress passed the Magnuson-Stevens Act to create sustainable fisheries that benefit our fishermen and our Nation. The Act created eight Fishery Management Councils made up of fishermen, along with state and federal managers to develop measures to manage fisheries within the legal requirements. The New England Council is responsible for developing…

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Invasive Species Hunt

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Tweet Join Professor Mark Pokras as he “weeds” out the invasive species over at the Wildlife Clinic. Stop by anytime with gardening gloves to get down in the dirt and learn about what’s there and what shouldn’t be.

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Earth Day Activities at the Elms Cafe

April 22 @ 11:00 pm
Agnes Varis Campus Center,
5 Jumbo's Path, North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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Tweet Learn about composting, bling out your trash buddy, challenge your recycling knowledge, win prizes!-—All these things are happening over at Elms Café.  

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Sustainability UnConference

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
District Hall,
75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Tweet Got Earth Day plans? Bring them to District Hall and be a part of the third annual Sustainability unConference. EcoMotion, Impact Hub Boston, Greenovate Boston, District Hall, City Awake, and many others are providing a platform for diverse sectors to ideate and collaborate on the intersections of sustainability and innovation.

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TSC Earth Fest Fair

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Academic Quad, Tufts Medford Campus

Tweet The Earth Day Fair will have booths on the academic quad including the famous Eco-Rep clothes swap and food galore! Make an environmental pledge and get the chance to win Chipotle burritos among other yummy foods!

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Plant a pear tree at the Cummings School!

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Agnes Varis Campus Center,
5 Jumbo's Path, North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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Tweet Plant a tree!  We’re continuing the tradition of planting a tree on Earth Day. Join us on the lawn in front of the Campus Center for the pear tree planting.

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Vernal Pool tour

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building,
50 Willard Street , North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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Tweet Did you know there was a vernal pool on campus? Take a nature walk (starting at the Wildlife Building entrance) led by Whitney Stiehler and explore the environment around the campus.

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