2014 Sustainability Week at Tufts

Sustainability Week

Join us for Sustainability Week from October 14th to 17th!

Tuesday, October 14th

The Beehive Collective Presents: Tying It All Together: How Social Justice, Healthy Living, and Active Citizenship Impact Each Other and the Environment and What You Can Do About It

7:30-8:30 PM
Lewis Hall Lounge

The Beehive is an all-volunteer swarm of educators, artists, and activists using images to communicate and educate about the complex realities of our times. The Bees craft visual metaphors, piecing them together into a patchwork quilt of images. The dizzyingly detailed, hand drawn, large-format posters and banners they tour with are portable murals that come alive through storytelling, illuminating how single issues are interconnected and part of bigger systems.

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring your own water bottle!

To learn more about the Beehive Collective, visit http://beehivecollective.org.

Sponsored by: 

Residence Life • Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, & Diaspora • Peace and Justice Studies • Tufts Institute of the Environment • Office of Sustainability

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Tuesday, October 14th

ARAVA Institute Panel: Environmental Cooperation in the Middle East

8:00 PM
Barnum 104

Hagar Ben Shlomo and Asem Magableh, an Israeli and a Jordanian, from Israel’s Arava Institute, a leading institution establishing environmental programs to benefit Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians and Egyptians.

Sponsored by Friends of Israel.

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Wednesday, October 15th

Sustainability Dinner: Punch Out Food Waste and Prize Raffle

5:00-9:00 PM
Dewick-MacPhie Dining Hall

North Americans waste 40% of their food each year and 1 billion tons of food per year is wasted worldwide. One of the biggest ways we can reduce the environmental impact of the food system is to cut down on food waste! Stop by informative food stations to learn how and clean your plate to get a fully punched card to enter into a raffle for prizes.

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Wednesday, October 15th

Film Screening: Food Inc.

8:00 PM
Barnum 104

Food, Inc. is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner that explores the US industrial food system. The film examines the true costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact.

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Thursday, October 16th

Environmental Activities Fair

7:30-9:30 PM
Hill Hall Lounge

Take a study break, enjoy a snack, and learn about how to get involved with environmental sustainability at Tufts! Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle for drinks.