Sustainability at Tufts

Tag: behavior change

Internship, Medford Energy & Environment Office (Medford, MA)

The Office of Energy and Environment in Medford has an opening for a summer intern position to assist the Medford Bicycle Advisory Commission develop a Bicycle Infrastructure Master Plan.  The Commission has been in existence for two years, and recently held a public workshop to provide direction for the Master Plan.  The intern would be expected to take the lead in converting the raw material from the workshop into a draft master plan, including:

  1. Review prior work done in the City related to bicycle infrastructure, including the raw material from the workshop
  2. Develop an outline of a master plan document, working with Commission members
  3. Perform field work to verify existing conditions, including photographs and measurements
  4. Develop draft recommendations based on meetings with Commission members, supplemented by independent research with respect to standards and common practices elsewhere.
  5. Prepare a draft master plan document, including  text and graphics, and respond to comments by the Commissioners.

Other potential tasks, if time allowed, would include developing a marketing and communications plan to bring about behavior change in regard to: cyclist behavior and compliance with rules of the road, pedestrian safety, and driver awareness of cyclists and pedestrians.

Responsibilities also include administrative office tasks in the City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment.  Summer interns expected to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, during City Hall’s open business hours (Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30, Fri 8:30-12:30).

Possibility to continue on other projects in the Fall semester and could start part-time immediately. Position is unpaid during the summer with the potential to stay on as work-study during the school year. A good candidate is a self-starter who can work independently, use common sense and take initiative, and who has good writing skills.

Application Deadline: N/A

Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy and Environment, City of Medford at ahunt[at]

Sep 21: New England Campus Sustainability Forum (Boston)

WHAT: New England Campus Sustainability Forum – Leveraging Collective Resources for the Future
WHEN: September 21, 2012
WHERE: Watson Hall, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115


SecondNature invites you to attend the New England Campus Sustainability Forum, organized by the New England Board of Higher Education, Clean Air/Cool Planet, Second Nature, Greener U, Colleges of the Fenway and the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium.  The Forum will explore Organization and Coalition Building, Financial Strategies and the Campus as a Living Laboratory.  This event is designed to foster conversation and linkages between all stakeholders: administrators, staff, faculty and students in order to provide new insights on ways to think about and initiate campus sustainability programs.

Among the agenda topics:

  • Behavior Change – Tactics
  • Sustainable Sustainability Financing
  • Effectively Harnessing Student Interest and Activism
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Enhancing Endowment Returns
  • Harnessing the Link Between Student Projects & Campus Operations
  • Strategies for Bringing Together the Diverse Campus Stakeholders
  • Effective Marketing & Communications
  • Presidents’ Panel

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Anthony Cortese, President, Second Nature
  • Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

Registration Fee: $110 per registrant.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 17, 2012

*$180 after August 17, 2012.