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Featured Event: Be Green, Be Healthy!

Want to know why the Elephant is so happy? Because it’s going to BGBH and learning to “Be Green, Be Healthy“! The Tufts Office of Sustainability partnered with the Wellness Center to present “Be Green, Be Healthy”, our multi-day Earth Month event to inspire students to think about biking, eating, and traveling sustai ...

Sustainable Selfies Contest

The Office of Sustainability invites all Tufts University staff, faculty, and students to participate in a special contest involving selfies, sustainability, and prizes! Each week on Monday, we’ll post a prompt on Facebook. Post your selfie to our Facebook page, then encourage your friends, family, colleagues, pets, etc. to like your photo.

Tufts to add solar array

A new roof-mounted photovoltaic system slated for Tufts’s Medford/Somerville campus  will  generate 125,000 kWh of renewable power for the school.  Plans call for operation early next year, pending installation and permitting.

Tufts Eco-Map

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.

Apply to be an Eco-Rep

The Tufts Eco-Reps are a group of residential students who help to raise awareness about ecological issues, encourage environmentally responsible behavior among their hall mates and peers, and plan related events and activities.  Any returning student that lives in university housing is eligible to apply. Deadline April 14th.

Earth Month Event: Be Green, Be Healthy!

Come visit us! Your planet and your body will thank you.

The Tufts Office of Sustainability presents Be Green, Be Healthy, our multi-day Earth Month event to inspire students to think about biking, eating, and traveling sustainably!
We will be in Mayer Campus Center during April with Trivia, Free Food, Prizes, and Information for Students. Don’t forget to check out our ongoing Sustainable Selfies Contest too!

TRAVEL Green: Monday April 14th
- MassRides will present MBTA Maps, Charlie Cards, and the NuRide Commuting Program.
- Get free Walking Maps and Eco-Maps of Tufts
- Ask a Health Coach about getting exercise during your commute!

EAT Green: Wednesday April 16th

- Sample some meat-free dishes from Tufts Dining!

- Get recipes for farm share vegetables from WorldPEAS CSA
- Play the Trivia game “Rethink Your Drink” and guess nutrition facts for prizes!

BIKING at Tufts: Wednesday April 23rd
- Get bike maps
- Bring your bike in for a FREE tune-up from Tufts Bikes’ mechanics
- Learn about local companies Hubway and Bike Boom!
- Register your bike with the TUPD

Visit our Facebook Page and Blog for more information!

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.

Download the progress report here or read it online.

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

Download the new Tuts Eco-Map (in PDF) if you are looking for eco-friendly resources on the Medford campus like compost stations and recycling bins.

Sustainable Selfies Contest

Sustainable Selfies Contest

WEEK 11!

promptROUND 11 OF THE SUSTAINABLE SELFIES CONTEST! Here’s your next prompt. You have until next Monday, April 28th, at noon to gather likes! So share widely.

Make sure to post your selfie on the Office of Sustainability Facebook page! If you post it on your own page, we’ll never see it!

Anything bike-related is permissible, so be creative!

New to the contest? Get started here.

Find helpful info for biking at Tufts (and beyond!) on our website – including a bike map!

Want to learn more about the cool prize we’re offering? These cute, nifty towels from People Towels will make you ditch paper towels once and for all! They were silk-screened with eco-friendly dyes AND they’re fair trade. Plus, they’ve got a handy clip so you can attach them to your bag and take them with you! For winning this week’s contest, you’ll receive THREE towels! Help reduce waste, pollution, and consumption. Learn more.

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