Author Archives: Danielle Cotter

Results for the RecycleManiacs!

ShareTweet The “March madness” of the second half of RecycleMania has come to an end, and we at TR would like to thank all of you who helped to make this year’s RecycleMania such a success. Whether it was by … Continue reading

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Need Work, Will Recycle

ShareTweet Are you looking for an internship that doesn’t require you to sharpen pencils or file papers? The Massachusetts Recycling Coalition seeks both undergraduate and graduate students to work as interns, whose duties would be to assist with marketing MassRecycle, … Continue reading

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RecycleMania – Recycle Strong!

ShareTweet With the start of the new semester comes the beginning of everyone’s favorite competition–the MANIA of RecycleMania has arrived at Tufts! Between February 5 and March 31, Tufts Recycles! interns will be visiting each of the dormitories and university-owned … Continue reading

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Where in the World is the Great Garbage Patch?

ShareTweet Could you pinpoint the North Pacific Gyre on a map? In which country is the world’s largest landfill located? Don’t feel bad if you can’t answer either of these questions–you’re certainly not alone if you can’t. In today’s throwaway … Continue reading

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Turn That Trash Into Treasured Gold!

ShareTweet …Or at least into a golden “A” for your dormitory or on-campus house. That’s right, it’s preliminary grading time for Recyclemania, and it’s time for you to start stepping up your recycling game! Over the course of the next … Continue reading

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Biodegradable Balloons: Better for the Environment?

ShareTweet Since I was a little girl, I have been afraid of balloons for fear of accidentally letting one slip through my fingers and inadvertently causing the strangulation of an innocent dolphin or bird.  Upon finding out about an impending … Continue reading

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Reach Out and Reduce Waste!

ShareTweet Last Friday at ten in the morning, a time when most college students are still sound asleep, a group of girls from the Tufts chapter of Alpha Phi, along with Tufts’ Recycling Manager Dawn Quirk, were outside battling muddy … Continue reading

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Composting at Matriculation 2011

ShareTweet The class of 2015 was admitted to Tufts in its strongest undergraduate admissions cycle yet, and on their first day on the hill, they learned how to compost. This year’s matriculation meals were almost completely compost-friendly; plates and napkins … Continue reading

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Workers Needed for Matriculation 2011 Luncheon

ShareTweet With just a few hours of your time, YOU can help make this year’s matriculation zero waste efforts successful, and get paid doing so! Just three years ago, food waste was composted for the first time during freshman orientation. … Continue reading

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Adventuring in Alaska

ShareTweet Tufts Recycles intern Rose Eilenberg is spending the summer in Alaska. Below is a photo of her on a recent hike. Check back soon to learn more about Rose’s Alaskan adventures!

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