All offices at Tufts are encouraged to participate in the recently re-launched Green Office Certification program. Those that achieve certification prior to November 14 will be invited to a special awards ceremony and reception with President Monaco. Sign up today!
Interested in the farmers’ markets in the Boston area? Download our 2014 summer and fall farmers’ market schedule!
A 99kW solar array was installed on Tufts’s Medford/Somerville campus in April, capable of generating 125,000 kWh of renewable power.
Looking for eco-friendly resources on campus? Not sure of where to find fair trade coffee or compost bins closest to your dorm? Check out the Tufts Eco-Map to locate and discover sustainable resources on campus! Download a PDF version now.
Come work with us!
The Tufts Office of Sustainability is currently hiring a Communications Specialist. To view the job description and apply, please click here.
*UPDATE: Position will be open until filled*
Farmers' Markets around Tufts University
Check out our just released schedule of summer and fall farmers’ markets in the area! Click here for a printable version of the calendar.
Computer Donation Program
We would like to remind the Tufts community about the university’s computer donation program aimed at increasing the number of usable computers the university sends to non-profit organizations in our host communities of Boston’s Chinatown, Grafton and Medford/Somerville. Computers from all three campuses are eligible, but they must be no more than 4 years old and owned by Tufts University. We are also looking for surplus laptops and flat screen monitors.
To donate your eligible computer, contact TTS (https://tufts.service-now.com/tsd/login.do). They will transfer all data from your old Tufts computer to your new machine.
Then complete a Facilities’ online service request form for a pickup of your old computer (https://fsrequest.tufts.edu/WebMaint/). Note in the description field that this is a pickup for “Tufts Computer Donation Program.” The computer will be stored by TTS until a suitable local recipient is identified.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Community Relations at (617) 627-3780.
2014 Campus Sustainability Progress Report Now Available
The Tufts Campus Sustainability Council has released a Progress Report for 2014! The report features notable areas of achievement toward related goals and objectives from the 2013 report, graphical data from the 2013 fiscal year, and examples of upcoming projects.
The original Campus Sustainability Council Report was released in May 2013, detailing goals and recommendations for the university defined by the Council in the areas of energy use and carbon emissions, building standards, waste management, and water. The Campus Sustainability Council was convened by President Tony Monaco in January 2012, after he identified sustainability as one of his administration’s strategic initiatives. (Read more updates here.)
Read more about the report at our blog.
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