Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
Tier2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Vincent Manno
Associate Provost
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the event(s):

The university holds major events related to sustainability. We have had guest speakers, conferences, and symposium. For example: for the past three years there have been monthly events through the Tufts Energy and Climate Forum (Follow this link for the archive of past forums http://environment.tufts.edu/?pid=45&c=60). In 2009 Erin Brockovich visited campus to give a lecture on environmental justice. In 2008, Students attended a “Focus the Nation” symposium hosted on campus. The student organization, Tufts Energy Forum, hosts an annual conference on alternative energy and sustainable energy practices (http://tuftsenergyconference.com/). In 2009, we hosted an "Eco-Reps" Seminar (http://sustainability.tufts.edu/?pid=136&c=49) as well as an Earth Day film series (http://sustainability.tufts.edu/?pid=6&c=11.)
Tufts is one of the seven international universities chosen by Dow to participate in the Dow Sustainability Student Innovation Challenge (http://engineering.tufts.edu/research/gradresearch/dowinnovationchallenge.htm)
Tufts focused a major university-wide Research day in March 2006 and in Spring 2011 on sustainability (http://www.tufts.edu/central/research/researchdays/RD3/index.htm)

The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:

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