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Welcome to Tufts University! Sustainability is deeply engrained within the university’s culture, but you might be wondering how sustainability relates to your job here at Tufts. You may make decisions in your role about purchasing, travel, and events, and there are many opportunities to conserve, reuse, and recycle resources that you must use in your position.

This is a guide to get you thinking about how you can integrate sustainability into your day-to-day work.

Get Sustainability Certified

In a little over an hour, you can get trained in sustainability and recycling as it pertains to Tufts. Earn your Employee Sustainability and Employee Recycling Certification badges to place in your email footer, and get a certification sticker to place in your office or on your water bottle.

Rethink Your Commute

Whether you commute to campus a couple times a month or every day, Tufts has many green transportation options including nearby train stops, campus shuttles, bike sharing, and carsharing. We offer discounted memberships on transportation services, including MBTA passes, Blue Bikes, and Zipcar, and have commuter benefit programs that offer gas money, raffle prizes, and other incentives for having a sustainable commute.

Recycle and Compost Properly

Disposing of waste properly helps the university reach its goals of reducing contamination in the recycling bin and reducing our overall waste by 3% annually. Learn more about waste reduction, mixed recycling, specialty recycling, and composting.

Green Your Office

Are you and your colleagues passionate about making your office place a more sustainable place? Take part in the Green Office Certification program.

Join the Eco-Ambassadors

The Eco-Ambassador program provides staff and faculty with the resources, skills, and knowledge necessary to effect change, serve as leaders, and promote sustainable behaviors both in their offices and in the larger Tufts community. See our list of current Eco-Ambassadors.

Explore the Eco Map

See all sustainability landmarks, recycling and compost stations, transportation locations, and more on our interactive online Eco Map.

Get a CSA Share

Employees can receive fresh, local produce each week in the summer and fall by purchasing farm from The New Entry Food Hub, an affiliate of the Tufts Friedman School of Agriculture & Nutrition that supports small-scale beginning farmers.

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