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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
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New & Notable

Spotlights

  • Person giving a presentation

    Develops innovative approaches to more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable global development.

  • ENVS Lunch and Learn

    Every week during the academic year, the ENVS Lunch and Learn lecture series features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics.

  • Green onions and other vegetable greens

    A graduate-level program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy that fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies and public policy.

  • Garden photo with sign for Cummings Community Garden

    Students from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine started a community garden which supplies produce to the Travis Fund Farmers’ market. The Travis Fund provides financial support to found animals and owners who need assistance with the cost of unanticipated veterinary care.

  • Girl in greenhouse

    One of the special-interest housing options on campus. Provides a living space for environmentally interested students and a meeting place for the larger Tufts community. Promotes the spread of knowledge and passion for sustainable living.

  • Man in field of tea leaves

    Research into the effects of extreme precipitation events on tea, secondary metabolite chemistry, farmer responses, and consumer behavior.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability