Author Archives: C.J.

EPCS Recycling Initiative

ShareTweet by Savannah Christiansen and Mitul Rathod In order to improve recycling habits and extend our influence on Tufts Campus, Tufts Recycles! decided to carry our efforts over to the Elliot Pearson Children’s School. Tufts Recycles! interns began the morning of … Continue reading

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The Electric Car, Revolutionized

ShareTweet by C.J. A few months ago, we blogged about Better Place, an international company that is blazing the trail for an increased use in electric vehicles, or EVs. Though the widespread adoption of EVs is still a ways away, … Continue reading

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Orientation/Move-In 2012 – Welcome to Tufts!

ShareTweet by C.J. Welcome returning students and class of 2016! As we enter the 2012-2013 academic year, we at TuftsRecycles! would like to keep you up to date on our work towards greater sustainability on campus. Here’s what we’ll be … Continue reading

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Reducing Waste on the Road

ShareTweet by C.J. Thanks to our friends at Tufts’ Office of Sustainability, the TuftsRecycles! team got the privilege of viewing the documentary YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip. The film chronicles three friends who sojourn across the country for a year in … Continue reading

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What’s new in South Hall?

ShareTweet by C.J.As some of you know, South Hall is due for renovations this summer. TuftsRecycles! recently paid a visit to the construction site to check out the progress. We can’t reveal too much, but we are sure to say … Continue reading

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Have you heard of Upcycling?

ShareTweet by C.J. Upcycle – verb. /ˈʌpˌsaɪkəl/ to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original. Recycling your waste is great — but upcycling produces a reusable item without the energy needed to process recyclables. In the picture above, normally disposable toilet paper rolls are upcycled into a cable … Continue reading

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R²ePack 2012 By The Numbers (And In Pictures!)

ShareTweet by C.J. Happy summer to all graduating and returning students! While you were packing up your dorm rooms and fiddling with CollegeBoxes, the TuftsRecycles! team was hard at work collecting assorted items for R²ePACK 2012.  What is R²ePACK?! Good … Continue reading

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TuftsRecycles! Composts the President’s Picnic 2012

ShareTweet by C.J. After the craziness of Commencement, the President’s Picnic is a great opportunity for the remaining students, faculty, and staff to relax with some down-home barbeque food and some lemonade on the Lawn. More important for us: after … Continue reading

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TuftsRecycles! Composts Commencement 2012

ShareTweet by C.J. Commencement is a big deal, period, full stop. The speeches, the crying, the tearful last-minute hugs on the sun-basked hill before grad school and the working world all make for an unforgettable day. And don’t forget the … Continue reading

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