The online Tufts Sustainability Student Projects Database serves as a repository for student projects at the university that relate to sustainability. The database provides students with the means to view each other’s work and learn from previous projects.
The Office of Sustainability is seeking a student to make a number of updates to the web interface and possibly the database. Work must be done on campus in person (cannot be done remotely).
The work is expected to take approximately 10-20 hours total and is perfect for someone looking for a short-term project either during spring break, the summer, or academic year. There is a possibility for extension based on the project needs and the student’s performance.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Mastery of Ruby on Rails
- Familiarity with database programming
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is America Recycles Day!
To celebrate, Facilities Services and the Office of Sustainability are excited to announce the introduction of single stream recycling at Tufts starting in the spring 2017 semester!
Tufts currently uses a dual stream system, which requires separating glass, metal and plastic containers from paper and cardboard items. Starting in January 2017 all these items will now be collected as a “single stream” of material in one bin.
What is Single Stream?
“Single stream” means that all the items you normally sort into the blue and green-capped recycling bins can be disposed of together! Recycling materials collected will remain the same but will not need to be separated.
After the winter recess, Tufts students, faculty, and staff can begin placing all these recyclables in a single recycling bin.
Why is Tufts Moving to Single Stream?
- It’s easier for you!
Introducing the ability to put all recycling in one bin will make recycling simple and easy, providing the campus community with two primary options for disposing of waste: “All Recycling” or “Landfill” (along with composting for food waste in some locations).
- Our waste stream is changing
The switch to single stream is a direct reaction to the changing needs of the recycling industry: with increased demand for more efficient packaging and changes in personal habits, the makeup of the nation’s waste stream is changing. At one time, paper made up to 70 percent of the weight flowing through recycling programs, but now it accounts for less than 40 percent in many cities. More complex, lightweight materials have begun to replace paper; Tufts single stream recycling program will accommodate the disposal of these changing materials more efficiently.
- Single stream will support Tufts waste reduction goals
Transitioning to single stream recycling supports Tufts’ larger plan to improve solid waste and recycling efforts in line with the President’s Campus Sustainability Council’s goal of reducing total waste by 3% per year. Every Tufts community member is asked and expected to help the university meet its waste goals by educating themselves about their campus’s move to single stream recycling. Read more about the President’s Sustainability Council goals to reduce waste here.
Herman Miller’s Summer Internship Program is a paid, 12-week opportunity that provides a 100% real-world experience for students early in their career. Throughout the summer you will apply academic learning to real-world situations and cultivate leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills. As a Sustainability Intern, you will have the opportunity to support, explore, and enhance different areas of sustainability at an award-winning sustainability company.
Are you seeking an internship in sustainability that will provide you with broad exposure to a corporate sustainability platform? Are you interested in working at a fast-moving, entrepreneurial CPG company that is part of a global leader in their category? Are you passionate about saving the world? Stonyfield has an exciting opportunity in Londonderry, NH for a dynamic individual to gain experience as a Sustainability Intern. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and expand your leadership skills, work on important real-world challenges, and collaborate with some of the best in the business. During the summer, you will make a contribution and help Stonyfield demonstrate that doing good can be good for business.
The duties of the Environmental and Sustainability intern will be focused on supporting the execution of the environmental/sustainability capital projects and assisting with environmental regulatory programs. This position will be based at Green Bay Home Office location. This is a paid, year-round internship. Schreiber Foods offers flexible scheduling to accommodate your class schedule. This position will start Fall 2016.