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Faculty meetings now zero-waste events

Last September, the AS&E Faculty Meeting announced their plans to “Go Green” with initiatives such as switching from paper to electronic copies of meeting documents, recycling, composting, and encouraging attendees to bring their own cups and silverware.

We are incredibly pleased to share their results from last fall, via an email from Jillian Dubman, Secretary of the Faculty for AS&E:

“On behalf of the Office of the Provost, we wanted to thank all of you who have supported the go-green initiative during the fall 2011 A&S and A&S&E faculty meetings. Because of your efforts, we have:

  • Composted 24 bags of post-meeting waste
    Instead of throwing out 24 bags of trash
  • Recycled all forks and knives
    Instead of putting these items backĀ  in the trash (and consequently, the ground)
  • Cut back meeting document waste
    Instead of wasting our paper resources

Most importantly, these efforts make the A&S and A&S&E faculty meetings zero-waste events!”

Congratulations to Jillian and Courtney Spieler for their hard work in spearheading the greening of faculty meetings! May your actions inspire others and move Tufts closer towards becoming a zero-waste campus.