We here at the Office of Sustainability have trouble containing our excitement about all things environmental. So we decided that the best way to celebrate Earth Day was with not one but TWO weeks of activities! If you missed the first week, you can still get in on the fun with a variety of happenings (see below!).
Last week our Eco-Reps
held a session on natural spas, and on Sunday we joined student groups on campus for EarthFest 2013! It was a beautiful day – the Eco-Reps held another successful clothing swap (look at all those clothes!), we tested students’ recycling IQs, students from a Climate Justice course presented their final project, and MORE!
We have also extended our Earth Week Scavenger Hunt
for another week! Snap some cool pictures of specific items and people around campus, post them to our Twitter
pages, and you could win a cool reusable shopping bag that folds into its own pouch and is small enough to carry in a purse or pocket.
It is important to remember, however, that Earth Day (Earth Week, Earth Month) is just a greater surge in what should be a year-round effort. Make a change today, small or large. Take advantage of the many resources available on our website and blog, submit events and comments to help us improve, and always feel free to actually stop by to talk! Many thanks also to Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), the Environmental Studies department, and Tufts Sustainability Collective for all that they do!
Also happening this week:
If you live in a dorm at Tufts, don’t forget to take our short survey about the Tufts Eco-Rep program
. By completing the survey, you will be entered into a raffle for $50!
Earth Week Events
Please join the Office of Sustainability
for a free viewing of YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip!
“Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road – traveling with hope, humor, and all of their garbage – to explore every state in America (the good, the bad…and the weird) in search of the extraordinary innovators and citizens who are tackling humanity’s greatest environmental crises.” Expect to laugh, learn – and enjoy some FREE Flatbread
PIZZA while you’re at it!
In addition to the screening of YERT, here is a selection of Earth Week events happening on the Tufts campus or in the area!
- Tuesday, April 23: Infrastructure for the New Economy, Somerville, 12:30PM
- Thursday, April 25: Sustainability UnConference, Cambridge, 5PM
- Friday, April 26: Celebrate the Tufts Rain Garden, Medford Campus, 1PM
- Friday, April 26: Wind Technology Testing Center Tour, Charlestown, 1:30PM
- Saturday, April 27: Mystic River Spring Cleanup, Medford, 9:30AM
And as always… Stay Green!
Anyone pumped about the environment, which ought be everyone, should apply to be an Eco-Rep for the Fall of 2013! We are looking for a diverse group of people looking to make an positive impact on the environment! Do it now!
Get excited! Recyclemania is coming to a close with only a week left for all the dorm to step up the recycling! Make sure to check out the website if you are not sure what is and is not recyclable, or, ask any Eco-Rep! Go green and help support Tufts in the national competition!
A call for old cloths: do you have cloths that you don’t wear any more? Do you have no more space in your closet? It’s about time to let go of your old cloths by donating it to the Eco-Reps for the upcoming clothing swap! There are boxes in each dorm for cloths (but no shoes) so make sure to get some Spring cleaning done and stick some of your old cloths in the labelled boxes!
This week at our meeting the Eco-Reps learned about environmentally friendly ways to get around. Too often we rely on our personal cars to take us places. We found that in reality, public transportation tends to be cheaper, stress free, and easier. The T is always a reliable way to get around the Boston area, and buses are very dependable too! There are a lot of helpful applications for your phone to track buses and the T. We came to the conclusion that buses are a great way to get around: bus drivers are great, they are cheaper than the T, and you can even hitch your bike to the front of the bus( just don’t forget to take it down when you get off!). Getting a ZipCar and carpooling is also often very cost effective and convenient. If you are a Tufts student, there are special rate! Check out the website to learn more and to see how to register. But, let’s not forget the lovely Tufts Bikes group on campus that allows us to borrow bikes from Tisch library for up to 8 hours!
Fun fact: L.A. could have potentially been the most eco-friendly county. But, because of the political and economic power of big oil companies, much of the plans to implement awesome public transportation was not made possible. It was quite surprising to many of us how great energy-efficient technology has been developed in the past, but has been destroyed or overlooked because of the multi-billion dollar industry that capitalized on oil and fossil fuels.
Earth Day is coming up so get excited for dorm and school-wide events! There are going to be flyers and posters all around campus, but if you want to get more details RA’s and Eco-Reps are always happy to tell you all about the exiting upcoming events!
Are you passionate about healthy, sustainable, and local? Are you eager to take part in planning and promoting cultural and food-based events the matter? If so, The Williams Agency may be the place for you!
The Williams Agency is an award winning, full-service public relations, marketing, and event planning firm that specializes in branding and promoting sustainable food and cultural events. With a variety of nonprofit and for-profit clients, the Agency works with mission driven projects and issues we are passionate about.
We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for our spring and summer Internship Programs. Interns will be working directly with staff members in all aspects of marketing and event planning and become involved in sponsorship development, branding, volunteer recruitment, social media, public relations, advertising, and design. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to make a difference while gaining hands on experience with a small, growing, faced paced company. Event planning and marketing skills are ideal for this position. Communications skills and social media skills are also desirable. The position also requires person to own a laptop.
Projects may include:
- Second Annual Circle The City, Boston, MA. This is Boston’s premier open streets event promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Boston Jerkfest, Boston, MA. Boston Jerkfest is a food festival celebrating all things hot, and includes a Jerk cook-off, Chef Demos, and wine, beer and distillery tastings.
- 21st Annual Cambridge Carnival International. Cambridge, MA Cambridge’s largest festival, a colorful and festive celebration that is rooted in African and Caribbean traditions.
- SBN’s Local Craft Brewfest and Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest: Showcases local breweries, wineries, cider, mead, distilleries, and artisan beverages produced in Massachusetts and New England.
- 4th Annual Boston Local Food Festival, Boston, MA Boston’s premier food event promoting the joys and benefits of eating local food.
- Boston Farmers Markets. Marketing Campaign, Boston, MA. This project includes marketing, public relations and branding for all 27 Boston farmers markets. This year’s season includes several campaigns, including a seafood campaign, themed “Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean.” with Chef Demos at selected markets.
- Buy Local Trade Show and Seminar, Boston, MA. This event designed for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products
Event Marketing Internship duties may include:
- Work closely with Agency marketing and production teams
- Attend meetings with senior staff, board members, and volunteers
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- Solicit volunteer and coordinate volunteer database
- Implement public relations campaign, including researching and updating media lists, email and faxing press release, PSA’s, and event listings, and conducting follow-ups.
- Develop and manage Constant Contact and similar e-newsletter campaigns for events
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- Liaison with printers and other designers for the development and production of communication materials and collateral.
- Work collaboratively with marketing team and to implement event marketing campaigns
- Provide logistical support for events including contacting vendors for quotes
- Maintain files and keep up to date
- Respond to general inquiry calls for client projects and The Williams Agency
- Follow and participate in The Williams Agency Sustainable Leadership Program guidelines
- Assist in developing and upholding sustainability program and initiatives
- Event planning interest or experience helpful
- Proficient with office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint); e-mail, and basic web design; ability to use design software helpful (Photoshop, InDesign, Word press, Dreamweaver)
- Social media experience or skills
- Proficient with office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, databases); e-mail, ability to use design software helpful (Photoshop)
- Very organized and detailed-oriented
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Hours: Part time/ Full time, Spring Semester, Summer, & Fall Semester
Compensation: Unpaid, college credit available
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org, please include “Events Marketing Internship”, desired time frame (spring, summer or both) aalong with your name in Subject Line of email.
Apply now to be an Eco Rep for the Spring 2013 Semester!
The Tufts Eco-Representatives (Eco-Reps) are a group of residential students who help to raise awareness about ecological issues, encourage environmentally responsible behavior in their hall-mates and peers, and plan related events and activities. They also organize group activities, collaborative projects, and represent the Eco-Reps Program at various campus events. Eco-Reps attend a training retreat at the beginning of the semester as well as weekly meetings. For more information about the program, visit our website.
The application process is rolling, so apply today! Contact email@example.com with questions.