Green Fund projects can take many forms, from university-wide events to the installation of greener technologies. Learn about past completed Green Fund projects below.
Academic Year 2018-19
The 2018-19 academic year was the Green Fund's complete launch, awarding participating projects a total of $30,000 in funding.
Edible Insect Festival 2019
The goal of this project was to raise appreciation and awareness that insects represent a sustainable protein source that’s not only a healthy, but also a delicious food that
can be beautifully plated by chefs. On April 17 & 18, 2019, the Green Fund sponsored an educational workshop, presentation and tasting dinner prepared by innovative Chef Joseph Yoon, founder of Brooklyn Bugs, an edible insect ambassador. Read more about this project on the Boston Globe or The Tufts Daily.
On April 18, 2019, the SMFA paused its daily functions to honor the late professor Julie Graham, who passed of lung cancer in August 2018. While eating a zero-waste meal, attendees heard from invited speakers and guest artist John Sabraw about using reusable materials, non-toxic methods, and building community-driven projects that highlight issues of climate change, consumption, and health. Sixteen workshops were held to explore how artists can practice being healthful, safe, and sustainable. Read more about this project on the SMFA website.
Summer 2018 was the Green Fund's soft launch, awarding participating projects a total of $10,000.
Hodgdon Hall Solar Panels
Spearheaded by the Tufts Energy Group, this project seeks to provide the campus community with an educational renewable energy experience. Solar panels donated by SunBug solar were installed on the side of Hodgdon Hall to provide power to outlets in the interior common room and outdoor lower patio.