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Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change, resource depletion, and environmental injustice.

Our vision is for Tufts University to become an equitable, thriving community that advances global sustainable development by producing resilient problem solvers and scalable solutions. To achieve this vision, the Office of Sustainability's mission is to harness Tufts’ potential to be a model of just sustainability by linking our institutional challenges with education and research.

From campus operations to the classroom and research labs, sustainability at Tufts is a collective effort spanning departments and offices on all of our campuses in Boston, Grafton, and Medford/Somerville.

What We Do

The Office of Sustainability serves three main functions:

  1. Articulate Tufts' sustainability vision
  2. Promote organizational change
  3. Monitor and report on progress

While fulfilling these functions, we prioritize efforts that engage with others to solve problems, focus on systemic change, facilitate education, and provide collaborative programming for students. Our work often looks like:

If you are interested in diving deeper into sustainability at Tufts, please explore our website or contact the Office of Sustainability to be put in touch other people at Tufts with similar interests.


Please note: The Tufts Recycling and Waste Reduction Team is housed with Facilities Services and works closely with the Office of Sustainability to coordinate waste reduction and diversion, including recycling and composting programs. Please contact with waste specific inquiries.