The Campus Sustainability Council, convened by President Tony Monaco in January 2012, released a report outlining its recommendations in the areas of waste, water, and energy and emissions. (Read the President’s message.)
A draft report was circulated in March 2013 and feedback from the Tufts community was incorporated in the final version.
The document contains four major sections; the first section on cross-cutting issues highlights themes that were common to all three working groups, and the following three sections each outline a series of new and revised visions, goals, objectives, and recommended strategies crafted by the working groups in the areas of waste, water, and energy and emissions. It is important to note that the report is not a plan, but rather a starting point for the next phase, implementation planning.
The report also contains extensive appendices that present detailed lists and charts on what Tufts has done in the specific areas of greenhouse gas reduction, waste reduction, and water and energy usage. Historical documentation of some of Tufts’ sustainable milestones is also included.
The vice president of operations will oversee the creation of a comprehensive work and implementation plan, which will provide the practical roadmap for achieving the goals outlines in the report. This work plan will detail:
The Campus Sustainability Council was created in January 2012 and focuses on advancing work to create reductions in energy and greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and water. The council will establish goals and monitor achievements in the areas of energy use and carbon emissions, building standards, waste management, and water usage. The Council has:
The Council continues to monitor and report progress.