Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
Tier2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Tina Woolston
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

A brief description of the student group:

Members of the Tufts Sustainability Collective (TSC), previously Environmental Consciousness Outreach (ECO), plan events that increase environmental awareness on and off campus. There are approximately 20 students in this organization but they reach a much larger group of students through campus events. They strive to create a more sustainable campus through the following pathways: coordinating with dining services to promote fair trade, local and organic food, hosting and promoting a month long energy reduction campaign in which students are encouraged to turn lights and electronics off, participating in the nation-wide initiative “Think Outside the Bottle.” There are four branch organizations under TSC, Students for a Just and Stable Future (SJSF), Tufts Bike Share, Tufts Against Plastic (TAP), and the Student Garden that carry out out their own projects.

The website URL where information about the student group is available:

There are also many other student groups that address certain aspects of sustainability.

The Tufts Energy Forum (formerly the Energy Security Initiative) serves as a forum for discussion of all issues related to energy, and allows students to conduct original, international research on various energy topics. Their website can be found at http://www.tuftsgloballeadership.org/programs/tef.

Other groups include Engineers Without Borders (http://ase.tufts.edu/ewb/index.html), Fletcher GREEN (a graduate group), Students for Sustainable Business (http://fletcher.tufts.edu/netimpact/), and the Fletcher Energy Consortium (http://fletcher.tufts.edu/FLEC/).

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