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FEATURED
Next Month is #TuftsEarthMonth2021!
2021 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day! We look forward to celebrating the Earth and taking action throughout the whole month of April with a combination of both virtual and COVID-safe in-person events.

Programming in the works includes speakers, sustainability trivia, Ecochallenges, an EarthFest-style event, and more! 

Bookmark go.tufts.edu/EarthMonth as your go-to source for what's happening at Tufts, and be sure to check back regularly as more exciting #TuftsEarthMonth2021 activities and events are added. You can also follow along @GreenTufts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and the Eco-Reps @TuftsEcoReps on Instagram for more Earth Month content!
Visit Our Earth Month Webpage!
RECYCLING CORNER
Tufts won a bench made out of recycled plastic film! 

Last academic year, Tufts entered a Trex challenge to recycle 500 pounds of plastic film in 6 months. Through student Move-In recycling, dining center kitchens, waste audits, a recycling competition, and a range of other efforts, the Tufts community met this goal. In turn, we won a Trex bench made out of recycled plastic film! Learn more about how we won the challenge and plastic film recycling at Tufts on our blog.
Trash Talk: Circular Economy and Product Transformation

Ever wonder what happens to your recycling when it is recycled? We are sharing installations of Trash Talks in which we review examples of how different materials are transformed into new products after being recycled at Tufts. Check out the latest post and follow us on IG @greentufts for upcoming installations in the series.
Use Your Reusable Bags & Silverware Now at Tufts Dining!

Are you a student on a meal plan at Tufts?

You can now bring reusable bags when picking-up your takeout meals at the Dining Centers and don’t forget to use your Tufts Dining reusable silverware as well!

#wastefree #reducereuse
ECO-REPS
How are we doing? 

The Eco-Reps in Area 1 are looking for student opinions on how Tufts is doing in meeting its sustainability commitments! Where are we as an institution doing well? What are some changes we can do to improve? Fill out this survey to send us your thoughts! Participating will enter you into a raffle for $10 gift cards from Taco Party, a yummy and affordable vegan taco place near Tufts!
Follow @tuftsjumbocycle on Instagram!

The Eco-Reps in Area 2 have started a new instagram account called @tuftsjumbocycle where members of the Tufts community can photos of used used items they no longer need, and anyone interested can give these items a new home. Follow the account to see what's available, and DM us pictures of anything you're looking to pass along!
Help the Somerville Homeless Coalition by donating your brown paper bags!

The Eco-Reps in Area 3 are collecting brown paper bags to donate to the Somerville Homeless Coalition's mood pantry. If you live in Haskell, Wren, Houston, Hill, or Bush - help us reduce and reuse take out waste and look out for a collection site in your common room.
Meatless Mondays are back at Tufts!

Make sure to check out Carm's exclusively meatless menu or opt for a meatless meal at other dining locations every Monday night! If you’re a student and eat meatless or red-meatless on a Monday this semester, text MEATLESS to Eco-Reps Area 4 at (617) 863-7728 to enter into our raffle.
NEWS
2021 New Entry CSA Now Open!

The New Entry CSA brings sustainable, local produce to you. We work with over 30 beginning and immigrant farmers in our network to bring you the best of what's in season. Purchase a traditional share or our CSA Your Way to select what produce and specialty products you want each week. Buy now and support local farmers this season! 
EVENTS
March
18
MIT x TAU Webinar Series: Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

Africa's New Technologies
The third installation in a webinar series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa.
March
18
HoCu Lecture – Prospects for Food and Agriculture Policy and Practice
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

In this talk, Dr. Ricardo Salvador will discuss the possibilities for the formulation and adoption of policies that are informed by contemporary social and scientific realities adapted for our century and beyond.
March
19
Who Gets to Belong in the Just and Sustainable Society?
1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Remote | Register here

In honor of Global Tufts Month, Julian Agyeman (UEP) will host a university-wide panel discussion on "just sustainabilities," the intersecting goals of social justice and environmental sustainability.
March
22
Tufts Water Day 2021
10:00am - 11:30am EST
Remote | Register here

The Tufts Institute of the Environment's Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS) Graduate Students are pleased to announce Tufts Water Day 2021! The main topic of this virtual event will be nutrient pollution.
March
23
Critical Times, Critical Thinkers: Black Lives Matter Around the World
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

Hosted by Tufts Global Education, this panel brings together speakers from the US, Spain, Germany, and Jamaica to discuss the Black Lives Matter today and its specific historical, social, and cultural expression in different global locations. 
March
25
MIT x TAU Webinar Series: Jeffrey Sachs
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

Africa's Economic Power
The fourth installation in a webinar series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Learn more about this talk here.
March
25
HoCu Lecture – Agribiopolitics: How Monocrops Transform the Welfare State
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

In this talk, Kregg Hetherington will be discussing agribiopolitics, a political technique that made certain populations of humans thrive alongside companion crops.
April
1
MIT x TAU Webinar Series: M. Amah Edoh
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

Africa's Commerce
The fifth installation in a webinar series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Learn more about this talk here.
April
1
HoCu Lecture – Managing Wildlife in the Third Most Densely Populated State: Case Studies from Massachusetts
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

Join Dr. Jon Regosin as he explores the current challenges in wildlife management in our densely populated state including deer and forest health, endangered species, and human-wildlife interactions.
April
8
MIT x TAU Webinar Series: Kofi Bio
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

Africa's New Cities
The sixth installation in a webinar series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Learn more about this talk here.
April
8
HoCu Lecture – Cli-Fi: The Intersection of Climate and Fiction
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

Join author and journalist Julie Carrick Dalton as she discusses her debut novel, Waiting for the Night Song, in which she uses the lens of fiction and her love and connection to the natural world to present pressing issues of climate change and its effects on our communities in a cautiously hopeful way, an optimistic call to action that results in a page-turning and gripping read.

This event is co-hosted by the Tufts Environmental Studies Program and Tisch College.
April
15
MIT x TAU Webinar Series: Leonard Wantchekon
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

Africa's New Leaders
The seventh installation in a webinar series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Learn more about this talk here.
April
15
HoCu Lecture – How Bhutan Brings Nature to the Table
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Remote | Register here

Dr. Pema Gyamtsho, Former Minister of Agriculture and Forests of the Royal Government of Bhutan, will give an overview of Bhutan's geography, history, polity, and the development philosophy of Gross National Happiness and Environment.
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