While most people probably don’t spend much time thinking about the packaging their food comes in, for the last week of September, that was pretty much all that was on the minds of the Tufts Eco-Representatives.
For an entire week, Eco-Reps, a group of students working to raise awareness of environmental issues among their peers, participated in the Office of Sustainability‘s Zero Waste Challenge. As part of the challenge, participants carried their un-recyclable trash around with them in a one-gallon plastic bag, providing visual reminder of how much waste an individual produces per day.
Eco-Rep co-coordinators Rachael Wolber, A12, and Jessie Pearl, A13, discuss how the challenge works and what they hope to accomplish.
Check out the Eco-Reps blog for participants’ thoughts on the day-to-day experience of this year’s challenge.
Video by Gene Buonaccorsi, A13