This sustainability-themed housing unit is five years old! The 10-person suite is located downhill in Latin Way. Living in the Green House is similar to living in other special interest houses, except instead of focusing on a language or religion, it is meant to build an intentional community of students interested in issues surrounding sustainability. The house is filled with students with a wide range of interests and background knowledge. Those living in the house are expected to support and/or take part in the environmental student groups on campus. Additionally, all members of the Green House are expected to complete a sustainability-based project during their residency in the house.
The Green House is an intended focal point for the environmental community on Tufts campus. It brings Eco-friendly students, organizations, and faculty together to promote knowledge and passion for sustainable living. The house provides a living space for students looking for a more sustainable way of life, as well as a meeting space for the larger environmentally interested community on campus.
The founders of the Green House aspired to create a space for bringing together people with similar interests in a living environment, fostering the environmental community on campus, providing an opportunity for residents to learn new ways to live sustainably alongside their housemates, providing space for environmental groups to host programs for the entire Tufts community, and encouraging cooperation between the various environmentally focused groups on campus.