Tufts releases 2017, 2018 Sustainability Progress Report

The Tufts Office of Sustainability released the fiscal year 2017 and 2018 Campus Sustainability Progress Report in March of this year. According to Tina Woolston, the Office of Sustainability program director, the report contains a sampling of the variety of different sustainability projects and advancements that are going on at Tufts but is by no […]

Behind the scenes at Mail Services: Students share work experiences

Processing 70,000 packages annually, the Tufts University Mail Services Department is responsible for providing mail service to residence halls, small houses as well as university offices of the Medford, Boston and Grafton campuses, according to Senior Facilities Director Cory Pouliot. Mail Services is run by Support Services Manager Sheila Chisholm. It is staffed by four full-time […]

Op-Ed: Tufts should commit to 100 percent renewable energy

Climate change is sometimes called a “public policy problem from hell.” The science proving that greenhouse gases produced by human activity are warming our climate is undeniable, yet here in the U.S., these dire warnings haven’t translated into policies that will protect us. In fact, at the federal level, the current administration is determined to […]

Fletcher Arctic VII Conference speaks about science diplomacy, sustainability

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy hosted “Fletcher Arctic VII: Innovation and Sustainability in the Arctic,” the seventh annual Arctic Conference last Friday. The conference was organized by the Fletcher Arctic Initiative, according to the conference website and took place in the ASEAN Auditorium. Around 30 people, including Tufts students, visiting students and Tufts faculty, were in attendance. […]

Office of Sustainability publishes FY2016 Sustainability Report

The Tufts University Office of Sustainability recently released its Campus Sustainability Progress Report for the 2016 fiscal year. The report details a slight decrease in both water and energy use since FY2014 on all Tufts campuses. Tufts had largely failed to achieve its 2013 goal, as detailed in the Campus Sustainability Council Report to decrease waste produced by three percent […]

Environment America panel discusses renewable energy, role of universities

Disclaimer: Jake Taber is a former managing editor at The Tufts Daily. He is no longer involved in the Daily. Professor of Chemistry Jonathan Kenny, Education and Outreach Program Administrator at the Office of Sustainability Shoshana Blank and Environment America Clean Energy Fellow Jake Taber (LA ’17) discussed Environment America’s 100 percent renewable energy and Tufts’ efforts toward […]

Students aim to open food truck on campus as additional dining option

A group of students is working to create a permanent on-campus food truck that will be fully student-operated. The truck will provide another on-campus dining option, give students tangible business experience and promote a conversation about sustainability on-campus, according to senior Julie Sanduski. If all goes according to plan, she said they hope to open the food […]

Rebranded student environmental group looks to redefine its direction

The student environmental group on campus formerly known as the Tufts Sustainability Collective (TSC) has changed its name to Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA). The change comes after a decline in involvement, and the group hopes to inspire new membership by clarifying the organization’s purpose, refreshing its message and allowing its branch groups to operate with more independence, […]

Editorial: Dining halls should accommodate on-the-go to reduce food waste

The average college student creates 640 pounds of solid waste a year, including 500 disposable cups and 320 pounds of paper. This means that the undergraduate population at Tufts is responsible for annually adding approximately 3,385,600 pounds of solid waste to the Earth. The solid waste produced ends up in one of approximately 1,908 landfills in […]

Op-Ed: Celebrating the interdisciplinary lenses of environmental engineering

We, as students studying environmental engineering, are writing in response to the Nov. 16 Daily article “Against the grain: female students dominate environmental engineering,” because we believe the article did not fully portray the many dimensions of environmental engineering and what it means to contribute as a student, educator, researcher, engineer and consultant — not […]