Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tina Woolston
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

Many of Tufts' partnerships with the local community are through the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, which strives to prepare young people to be lifelong active citizens and creates an enduring culture of active citizenship. Some of the resources that Tisch College provides include funding for sustainability-related community internships (at organizations such as Groundwork Somerville [http://www.groundworksomerville.org/]) and sustainability-related community research (http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/downloads/CompilationofCommunityEngagedResearch.pdf).

Tufts students also participate in a variety of other programs with Groundwork Somerville, such as in The Maple Syrup Project, where students teach elementary-age students environmental science and sustainability issues through tapping trees for syrup.

Tufts also maintains a community garden on the Tufts campus which is used mostly by community members.

Tufts students in the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program often partner with local communities during their 'Field Projects' class on issues related to sustainability, including projects for the Medford Climate Action Network and Groundwork Somerville in 2010.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

For information about Tisch college, see http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/
For information about Groundwork Somerville, see http://www.groundworksomerville.org/

For UEP: http://ase.tufts.edu/uep

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