2024 Program

10 am

  • Doors open

10:10 am Welcome and introductory remarks

  • Dano Weisbord, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Director, Campus Planning
  • Cathy Stanton, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Anthropology Dept and Environmental Studies Program

10:30 am

  • Dialogue with invited participants
    • Daniela Pozos Nicolau, FIRST Resource Center
    • Tufts Food Rescue
    • Kaitlyn Reed, Supervisor for Recycling and Waste Reduction
    • Aaron Apostadero, Class of 2024
    • Matt Gray, Neighborhood Produce
  • Lena Leavitt and Ailsa McNaught (ENV 190 class members), moderators

11:30 am

  • Keynote talk: Guy Shaffer, author of Composting Utopia: Experimental Infrastructures for Organics Recycling in New York City

12:15 am

  • Lunch (Tufts Dining)

1 pm

  • Tabling and interactive activities
    • Talk with representatives of campus and community groups
    • Learn about composting on and off campus
    • Plant a seedling for your own backyard or windowsill garden
    • Get a sneak preview of the new “Learning from Food Waste: The Elephant in the Refrigerator” podcast and video series
    • Sign up for the freefoodattufts e-list
    • Take the “sniff test” and learn about date labels on foods