Archived Educational Materials

Tufts Office of Sustainability has developed the numerous educational materials that are visible below. We encourage other institutions to use and modify our materials. Please reference us!

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Carbon Offsets

Climate Change

CO2 Inventory

CLIMB

Computers and Energy

Eco-Reps 2006 Manual

Electric Vehicles (EVs) at Tufts

Fume Hoods

Home Energy Improvements

Lights and CFLs

MTC Green Building Case Studies (2005)

Sustainability Books

Vending Misers

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Carbon Offsets

Download the whole report (pdf, 45 pages)or, if you are just looking for a quick overview, read our consumer handout.

Climate Change

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Download a Power Point Presentation by Prof. Moomaw
with scientific findings about climate changeand the policy and technology solutions (Jan 2008)
Ross Gelbspan’s essay on “What is Climate Change?” (2006) 

CO2 Inventory

Download our Emissions Inventory 2006 Update (Word).
“Method for Conducting a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Colleges and Universities” Download as Word (140 kB) orpdf (185 kB) document.
You can also download our Emissions Inventory Template (Excel).

CLIMB

Climate’s Long-term Impact on Metro Boston Study 
CLIMB Study executive summary (pdf)

Computers & Energy

Download our computer brochure with lots of information about computers, energy consumption, and climate change. As aPDF file or as a Word document. Also, check out our webpage.
Detailed comments on the figures and facts (PDF) used in the brochure. 

Eco-Reps Manual

You can download each chapter from the 2006 Eco-Rep manual created by Anja Kollmuss as an editable Word Document
Introduction & Waste Management (870 KB)
Water (940 KB)
Climate Change (2200 KB)
Food (720 KB)
Population (220 KB)
Consumption (860 KB)
Anger and Despair, anyone? (300 KB)

Electric Vehicles at Tufts

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Read about the various electric vehicles that have been used at Tufts on our webpage or download the report (pdf, 2005)

Fume Hoods

Read about fume hoods at Tufts on our webpage or download a report on Energy Efficiency in Fume Hoods (pdf, 2004)

Home Energy Improvements

When there is interest, the Office of Sustainability will organize workshops devoted to home energy savings. 
Download our Energy Tips For Your Home!

Download the seminar’s power point presentation.

Lights and CFLs

Download our lighting brochure with lots of information about lights, energy consumption, and climate change, as a pdf (30 KB) or a Word (162 KB) document. For more information lighting and motion sensors at tufts click here
How to buy compact fluorescent bulbs

MTC Green Building Case Studies (2005)

Gilman Ordway Campus at the Woods Hole Research Center on Cape Cod, a research and office facility, built by the architect William McDonough. Download the report (pdf)

The EpiCenter right in the heart of Boston is the new home of Artists For Humanity which offers paid apprenticeship programs for inner-city teen artists. Download the report (pdf)

The Doyle Conservation Center, headquarters of the Trustees of Reservations in Leominster, MA.
Download the report (pdf)

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The new world headquarters of Genzyme Corporation, in Cambridge, MA Download the report (pdf)

Sustainability Books

Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education, by Larry H.Litten and Dawn Geronimo Terkla

“Identifies various obstacles to sustainable progress and describes solutions for advancing educational institutions and the societies in which they are embedded.”

Degrees That Matter, Climate Change and the University, by Ann Rappaport and Sarah Hammond Creighton

“Offers practical guidance for [universities] who want to harness the power of universities and other institutions, and provides perspective on how to motivate change and inspire action within complex organizations” in terms of confronting the issue of global warming.

Vending Misers

Vending Misers: lessons learned (Word), (PDF)

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