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Eco-Rep Update

Anyone pumped about the environment, which ought be everyone, should apply to be an Eco-Rep for the Fall of 2013!  We are looking for a diverse group of people looking to make an positive impact on the environment!  Do it now! 

Get excited!  Recyclemania is coming to a close with only a week left for all the dorm to step up the recycling!  Make sure to check out the website if you are not sure what is and is not recyclable, or, ask any Eco-Rep!  Go green and help support Tufts in the national competition!

A call for old cloths: do you have cloths that you don’t wear any more?  Do you have no more space in your closet?  It’s about time to let go of your old cloths by donating it to the Eco-Reps for the upcoming clothing swap!  There are boxes in each dorm for cloths (but no shoes) so make sure to get some Spring cleaning done and stick some of your old cloths in the labelled boxes!

This week at our meeting the Eco-Reps learned about environmentally friendly ways to get around.  Too often we rely on our personal cars to take us places.  We found that in reality, public transportation tends to be cheaper, stress free, and easier.  The T is always a reliable way to get around the Boston area, and buses are very dependable too!  There are a lot of helpful applications for your phone to track buses and the T.  We came to the conclusion that buses are a great way to get around: bus drivers are great, they are cheaper than the T, and you can even hitch your bike to the front of the bus( just don’t forget to take it down when you get off!).  Getting a ZipCar and carpooling is also often very cost effective and convenient.  If you are a Tufts student, there are special rate!  Check out the website to learn more and to see how to register.  But, let’s not forget the lovely Tufts Bikes group on campus that allows us to borrow bikes from Tisch library for up to 8 hours!

Fun fact: L.A. could have potentially been the most eco-friendly county.  But, because of the political and economic power of big oil companies, much of the plans to implement awesome public transportation was not made possible.  It was quite surprising to many of us how great energy-efficient technology has been developed in the past, but has been destroyed or overlooked because of the multi-billion dollar industry that capitalized on oil and fossil fuels.

Earth Day is coming up so get excited for dorm and school-wide events!  There are going to be flyers and posters all around campus, but if you want to get more details RA’s and Eco-Reps are always happy to tell you all about the exiting upcoming events!

April Madness: Upcoming Conferences and Film Showings


Spring Break has finally arrived! Hooray! While most of the country’s college basketball fans are fully immersed in March Madness, we at the Office of Sustainability are for preparing for “April Madness.” Make sure to check out some of these amazing events and important deadlines coming up at the end of March and throughout April. On your mark, get set, mark those calendars!

Upcoming Conferences/Symposiums:

March 31: Future of Food and Nutrition Student Research Conference, Friedman School, Tufts University
April 20-21: Tufts Energy Conference 2012 (*Early bird registration until March 21st)
April 20-21: Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference (*Poster deadline March 30th)
April 27: WSSS Interdisciplinary Water Symposium

Spring is here! (Photo by: Alonso Nichols/TuftsPhoto

Upcoming Environmental Film Series:

April 4: Defending Eden
April 12: Vanishing of the Bees
April 19: YERT


RecycleMania ends March 31st, check out how your dorm is doing at the midpoint and see if it improved or got worse over the past few weeks.

Apply to be an Eco-Rep for next year! Applications are due March 30th, so act quickly!

Tufts Sustainability Collective, the Office of Sustainability, and the Eco-Reps are hard at work planning Earth Fest and Earth Week 2012. Earth Week runs from April 16-22. Earth Fest will take place on Friday, April 20th and will include a clothing swap! Stay tuned for more details and start collecting those unwanted clothes! If you have an event that you would like to be included in the Earth Week calendar, please register it here.

On behalf on the Office of Sustainability team, have a wonderful spring break and get outside!

-Nick Lusardo
Communications Intern, Office of Sustainability
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