In response to Tufts Divest’s efforts to create a more sustainable endowment, President Monaco has requested a small working group be established to address the issue of socially responsible investments and climate change.
The Campus Sustainability Council has released its report outlining recommendations to reduce the university’s environmental footprint. Download a copy now to learn what Tufts has done in the area of sustainability and what is being considered for the future.
The Tufts Daily Reports: “Tufts received a Pinnacle Award for excellence in transportation sustainability options at the Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony at Fenway Park.” Read more!
Fall Season CSA: World PEAS
The World PEAS CSA is a program of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, sponsored by Tufts University’s Freidman School and Community Teamwork Inc. They deliver to both the Medford and Boston campuses.
Sign up before May 15th to guarantee a spot for the 2013 season, which will run for 20 weeks from June 12th through October 23rd. World PEAS is also offering an academic share that will offer students the opportunity to eat fresh, local produce for 8 weeks in September and October.
World PEAS aggregates the bounty of the season, supplying food grown by over 25 immigrant, refugee, and beginning farmers in eastern MA, to provide families with a weekly box of seasonally available fruit, salad and cooking greens, tomatoes, eggplant, carrots, potatoes and other healthy foods. Sign up for your small, large, or academic share today!
Register online at www.worldpeascsa.org
Learn more about World PEAS and other CSA options!
Visit Tufts Environmental Events, a common calendar for events within the Tufts sustainability community to see what’s going on around campus.
- President’s Campus Sustainability Council Releases Report
- Bay State Bike Week
- Summer Internship – Tufts Office of Sustainability
- Earth Week – Past and Future!
- Earth Week Scavenger Hunt
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Sustainability Council Report released
The Campus Sustainability Council convened by President Tony Monaco in January 2012 has released a report outlining its recommendations to reduce the university’s environmental footprint.
The Council’s report renews Tufts’ commitments to greenhouse gas reduction goals and sets new ones focused on controlling emissions, waste reduction, and water conservation – areas where Tufts’ operations have the greatest impact on the environment.
This document will be the starting point for the next phase in the process: implementation planning, which will be overseen by Vice President of Operations Linda Snyder. The Council, co-chaired by President Monaco and Executive Vice President Patricia Campbell, was comprised of students, staff and faculty representing all Tufts campuses in Massachusetts.
Download a copy now to learn what Tufts has done in the area of sustainability and what is being considered for the future. When implementation planning gets underway, we are counting on the Tufts community to stay engaged and participate in creating the change needed to build a sustainable university.
Come visit the Office of Sustainability on campus!
We are located in the back of Miller Hall, across the parking lot from Hillel. We share a space with the Tufts Institute of the Environment and Environmental Studies Program.
View Tufts Office of Sustainability in a larger map or to get directions
Download the Tuts Eco-Map (in PDF) if you are looking for eco-friendly resources on the Medford campus like compost stations and recycling bins.