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2020-21 Green Fund Winning Projects

On December 10th, four projects gave their final pitches to the Green Fund Committee to receive funding in this year's application cycle. The Green Fund is proud to announce the three winning projects:

FlowGreen at Tufts: A behavior change initiative focused on impacting recycling habits of the Medford/Somerville campus community using educational QR code technology.. 

Tufts Hydroponics Collaboration: A diverse initiative between the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project of the Friedman School on the Boston Health Sciences campus, Building Audacity in Lynn, MA and Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School. 

Disposable Mask Recycling: An initiative to divert disposable masks from the landfill on the Grafton campus. 

To learn more about each of these projects, check out our blog or head over to the Green Fund 2020-21 page to see the final presentations.

Interested in using Bluebikes for your commute?

You’re in luck! Any employee or student at Tufts University is now eligible for a nearly 50% discount on an annual Bluebikes membership through the Tufts Corporate Bluebikes Program. A normally $99 annual membership will now cost just $52.50/year. With this membership, all rides under 45 minutes are free. Learn more here!
Arriving to campus? Save your cardboard boxes! 
Are you a student arriving back to campus? Did you use a cardboard box from Res Life to pack-up for the break?

If the answer is yes, help Tufts meet its goal to reduce waste by 3% a year and save your cardboard boxes for Move Out! It’s easy—just break it down, flatten it, and store it under your bed. Not only does this save money, but it embodies the first two steps of waste stewardship: Reduce and Reuse.  
Introducing the Spring 2021 Eco Reps!
The Eco Rep program is proud to welcome nine new representatives! If you live on campus, check this graphic out to see who your Eco Rep is for this semester. We're looking forward to getting back to sustainable on-campus living soon!
Honoring Professor Jonathan Kenny

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Professor of Chemistry Jonathan Kenny in early December. He is remembered and celebrated by his colleagues, students, and friends of the Tufts community. Professor Kenny was a staunch advocate of environmentalism and sustainability over the course of his almost 40 years at Tufts. Read the full post here.
Massachusetts Legislators Approve Landmark Deal and then Vetoed By Governor

Legislators "unveiled and passed a 57 page climate bill (S.2995) heralded by its negotiators as “the strongest effort of its kind in the country.” The bill was vetoed by Gov. Baker as he “'reluctantly' vetoed the bill over concerns its implementation of stringent new building codes would cripple housing construction." This bill has been refiled and may come to the governor again soon.  
OOS Staff Weekly Office Hours!

Have a question about sustainability, at Tufts or beyond? We have an open ear, three times a week! Come chat with each of the three OOS staff members at our weekly office hours on Zoom.

Kristen Kaufman (Recycling and Waste): Mondays, 3 - 4 pm
Tina Woolston (Sustainability Director): Fridays, 1 - 2 pm


Explore an online library on the connection between COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis from Healthcare Without Harm.

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