Sustainability at Tufts: Monthly Newsletter
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Sign up to be a Move-Out Worker!
In light of recent developments at Tufts, students are now moving out early and the Office of Sustainability is creating a plan to collect move-out donations and divert waste from the landfills. Join us as a Move-Out Worker!

This is a good opportunity for students who live off campus, have extra free time due to extended spring break, and would like to make some money. Students may work as many or as few shifts as they like and everyone is welcome to sign-up. Please complete this form ASAP to let us know your availability.
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We're Hiring!
Join our team! The Office of Sustainability is looking for a full-time communications professional to manage internal and external communications with the goal of promoting Tufts’ sustainability efforts to the university community and building a culture of environmental sustainability on campus. Apply today.

Students: apply to be a summer intern! Spend your summer with the Office of Sustainability and gain hands-on experience working on and promoting sustainable efforts on campus! Summer internships are paid full-time positions spanning May through August. Please view more information about available summer internship positions here. Applications are due by March 22.
VIDEO: Meatless Monday
Have you ever seen the Tufts Eco Reps promoting Meatless Monday outside of Dewick and Carmichael dining halls every week? Watch this video to learn more about why the Eco Reps and celebrities like Oprah and Beyonce support eating less meat!
Move Out Donations Call

If you are a student moving off campus, you can donate items through the Office of Sustainability! We will divert them from the landfill and donate them to folks in the Tufts community who could use them. Collections will be accepted uphill at Carmichael Hall Parking Lot and downhill at Haskell Hall on Latin Way. Read here for information about Move Out donating, recycling, and waste, as well as a list of acceptable donation items. 
Health Safety and Sustainability Award Challenge

The SMFA at Tufts recently announced the Health Safety and Sustainability Award Challenge at their annual event of the same name. This award is for interdisciplinary teams of students working collaboratively towards the creation of low environmental impact and non-toxic art supplies/methods. Email with questions or to sign up by April 7th.
Upcoming Webinar- How to Make your Events Environmentally Friendly

Do you have any annual events that you host for your Tufts department? This webinar will go over the ways you can make these events more environmentally-friendly from reducing waste, to catering, to event giveaways, and more.

Mark your calendars for "How to Make your Events Environmentally Friendly" Webinar! On March 31st 11am-21pm, this webinar is for all Tufts employees, so please invite those staff in your office who are planning the commencement season events.
Sign Up for our Career Digest

Don't miss out on incredible opportunities to work in sustainability this summer! Check out our Careers blog for summer internships, long-term positions, and volunteer positions. Stay updated on new postings by signing up for our weekly digest here. 
Sustainability Courses for Fall 2020 Registration 

Advising period begins March 23rd for undergraduate students this year. If you’re thinking about majoring in a field related to sustainability or just want to take one course, Tufts has got an option for you! To get familiar with all the options, check out our sustainability courses webpage.
Sign up for New Entry CSA's 2020 Farm Share

Check out New Entry's options for delivering fresh produce near you this year! With nine pick-up locations including Tufts Medford/Somerville campus and Boston campus, full-season, summer season, and fall season share options, and their new customizable CSA Your Way program, there's something for everyone. Register today to eat local and support farmers of immigrant experience!
Ray Diversity Fellowship

The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship focuses on increasing opportunities for people of color to learn about, engage with, and enter the conservation and clean energy NGO sectors. They are seeking applicants who are under a year out of college, come from a racial / ethnic background underrepresented in conservation, and demonstrate a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. A range of fellowship positions are available, so check them out today. 
Tips for a Sustainable Spring Break

Read up on how you can stay sustainable while traveling this spring break with these tips from our office. Help our community cut back on waste and emissions this break by commenting your own advice on our post!
 2020 Cleantech Open Accelerator Applications Open

Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator, providing entrepreneurs and corporate innovators the resources they need to launch and grow successful cleantech businesses. They are now accepting applications for startups and will be hosting a kickoff party in Somerville on March 18th. Your startup must apply by April 19!
Toothbrush and Toothpaste Recycling

This month, the Tufts Dental School of Medicine is starting a toothbrush and toothpaste recycling program! The first new collection bin will be located in the Ortho Clinic on the 11th floor of the Dental School and will officially open next week, March 18th. Eventually, collection will be expanded to all 9 clinic floors! Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer package, and floss containers can be recycled in this bin. For more information, visit the Terracycle webpage.
Let's Talk: Plastic Film!

Calling all members of the Boston Campus: the first plastic film recycling bin on the Boston Campus is officially open! It is located on the 4th floor of the Med Ed building.

Items accepted in plastic film recycling bins include grocery bags, zip-loc bags, bubble wrap, air pillows, blue and white plastic padded envelopes from Amazon, and cereal and produce bags.

Read more about plastic film recycling at Tufts or view our specialty sign. And don’t forget! If you can’t access a special plastic film recycling bin, place these items in the trash!
A message from your Eco-Reps: 

Eco-Rep events will be canceled for the rest of the semester.

Even with a shortened semester, we diverted over 900 gallons of compost from the landfill and hundreds of people attended our events! We hope that everyone can find ways to make their lives more sustainable during this time. If you are interested in educating students about sustainability next semester, we are looking to hire new Eco-Reps!

Thank you for an amazing semester!
Past Event: Sunday Morning Sustainable Coffee

This past month, Eco Reps from Area 2 put on our Sunday Morning Sustainable Coffee event where they served sustainably grown coffees with plant-based milks and educated residents on sustainability processes in coffee production. 
Apply to be an Eco Rep!

Looking for a way to get involved with sustainability on campus? Interested in boosting campus life with green events, waste management initiatives, and more? Apply to be an Eco Rep! The Tufts Eco-Reps work to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage sustainable behaviors among the student body. Applications are due by midnight on April 22, and should be sent to
EVENTS (In-Person)
Climate Change and Health Journal Club Meeting
Medical Education Building 604 or WebEx

The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University is starting a journal club to address the health effects of climate change. Their next meeting will focus on the future of climate change epidemiology. Email to join the e-list.
Earth Day Carpool Matching Lunch Event
Dowling Hall 745, Medford/Somerville Campus

Get matched up with a fellow commuter to the Medford/Somerville campus at our upcoming lunch to start your own carpool in honor of Earth Day. This is a great way to cut down on your transportation costs and carbon footprint! This event is aimed mostly at Tufts employees. Register here.
EVENTS you can do from home!
Earth Hour 2020
At your house/apartment

This Earth Hour, millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to show their steadfast commitment to protecting nature. Together we’ll speak up for wildlife and forests. We’ll show our support for rivers and oceans. And we’ll rally around crucial actions needed to curb climate change. 

Please join us in turning off our lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m., your local time on Saturday, March 28, 2020, to show your support for a healthy planet.

Solve Climate by 2030 Webinar: A national digital teach-in
Virtual webinar (on your computer)

On the night of Tuesday, April 7, 2020, join us for a unique national climate education initiative called Solve Climate By 2030, where 52 university-hosted webinars on climate solutions, one in every state of the country, will occur simultaneously.
Brandeis University is the host of the Massachusetts webinar. Each webinar will focus on ambitious but feasible state and local solutions to help solve climate by 2030. The goal of this webinar is to find the three big things that need doing in MA to stop climate change.

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