Tufts Environmental Student Groups
The Office of Sustainability and Tufts Recycles! work with
Environmental Studies students on campus-based activities. OOS
focuses on developing leadership skills in students who come with a
passion for the environment and they foster awareness and knowledge
among the general student body.
Tufts Recycles! is a program in the Facilities Department that works
closely with the Tufts recycling and waste contractors to ensure
that recycling at Tufts reaches its fullest potential. Tufts
Recycles! frequently offers ENVS students the opportunity to intern
on semester-long recycling projects on campus, often in
collaboration with other students.
In addition to working with OOS and Tufts Recycles!, students can
join one of the existing student groups or create a new group when
they believe that an important environmental or campus issue is not
being addressed. Below is a list of environmentally-related student
groups currently on campus:
Internships that bring you into collaborative relationships
with students, staff and faculty:
The Tufts Eco-Reps
are a group of paid residential students that work in
collaboration with the Office of Sustainability to help raise
awareness about ecological issues, encourage environmentally
responsible behavior in their hall-mates and peers, and plan
related events and activities.
- Tufts Sustainability Collective (TSC)
The TSC is beginning a new chapter
of student-led environmentalism at Tufts University after
changing their name from Environmental Consciousness Outreach
(ECO). They encourage action and progress while maintaining a
steady presence on campus by being split into semi-autonomous
branches, each in charge of a different aspect of campus
These branches are:
- Tom Thumb's Garden
- Students For a Just and Stable Future
- Sustainable Action Squad
- Food For Thought
- Green Team
Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative
The TFRC is a partnership between Tufts Dining, staff/faculty, students and
Food For Free to minimize food waste at Tufts while at the same time
addressing food insecurity in the local host community.
Tufts Mountain Club (TMC)
Tufts University Engineers without Borders
A student group that works on
sustainable engineering projects in developing countries.
Tufts Environmental Studies Group
Students, faculty, and staff can join the Tufts Environmental Studies Group via Facebook.
The group is intended to promote dialogue between different members of the Tufts community
related to environmental studies and to build a network for our interdisciplinary student
body. Members must
request access here.
Student planning and policy association (SPA)
Tufts New Economy