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Interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Education and Research: Institutes and Centers at U.S. Research Universities

  • Tufts University (MA)
  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

Interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability focused institutes and centers (IESICs) serve a crucial role in bridging the knowledge needs of society and the knowledge production capabilities of universities. They facilitate research ...

  • Posted June 20, 2018
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Sustainable Water Management

  • Tufts University (MA)

Launched by the Tufts Institute for the Environment, the one-year interdisciplinary master’s program offers four tracks, encompassing such areas as urban water infrastructure, the water-energy-food nexus, water diplomacy, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 20, 2018
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3.8 MW Solar Installation at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Tufts University (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (CA)

Two new solar installations - a 2.5 MW DC project built on eight acres and a 1.27 MW DC project on four acres - at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine ...

  • Posted Oct. 9, 2017
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Talloires Declaration

  • Tufts University (MA)
  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

Composed in 1990 at an international conference in Talloires, France, the Talloires Declaration is the first official statement by university presidents, chancellors, and rectors of a commitment to environmental sustainability ...


Campus Sustainability Month at Tufts University

  • Tufts University (MA)

To celebrate Campus Sustainability Month, Tufts University students and staff focused on increasing access to sustainable transportation, reducing waste, and promoting sustainable food choices.


Long-Term Impacts of Faculty Development Programs: The Experience of Teli and Piedmont

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Tufts University (MA)

A long-term study of two faculty development programs on sustainability and the environment reveals enduring changes in teaching, research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and engaged action. Participants in cohorts of Tufts University ...


Tufts University Earth Fest Celebration

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Tufts community came out to celebrate our planet on Earth Day with Tufts Sustainability Collective (TSC) and the Tufts Eco Reps! A clothing swap, food, prizes, music and a ...


Democracy Matters: A Guide to Non-Statutory Barriers to College Student Voting

  • Tufts University (MA)

Campus climates for political engagement matter, but if students face technical barriers to voting, they may get frustrated and not bother. This guide describes the sometimes-hidden barriers students face and ...


Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) is dedicated to shifting college and university priorities, practices, and culture to strengthen democracy and advance social and political equity. The Institute ...

  • Posted May 6, 2016
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Sharing your Sustainability Story: the Role of Communications

  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • Tufts University (MA)

Understanding the importance of generating environmental awareness on campus, many sustainability offices have begun creating positions with an emphasis on communications, marketing, and outreach. After all, it is vital to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Fostering change agents for sustainability

  • Tufts University (MA)

Graduate work on the effectiveness of a social psychology-based, experiential learning course on generating undergraduate civic leaders in sustainability behavior change is described. This presentation outlines the structure of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

  • Tufts University (MA)

Working with new farmers to build strong businesses, expertise in the field, and a resilient food system. Programs include farmer training, food systems development, and a World Peas food hub.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Global Development and Environment Institute

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE – pronounced "gee-day") was founded in 1993 to combine the research and curricular development activities of two Tufts programs: the Program for Sustainable Change ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Engineering (BSEVE)

  • Tufts University (MA)

The goals of the BSEvE program are to develop a broad understanding of environmental engineering, its relationship to the physical, chemical, health, and earth sciences, and its interaction with the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Tufts University (MA)

Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary undergraduate program created to promote the study of our natural surroundings, designs that help minimize degradation of those surroundings, and the social and political tools ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Agriculture, Food & Environment

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy. It offers ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Tufts University (MA)

The PhD is the highest level of study and requires a serious commitment. Graduates of the doctoral program are well positioned for careers in academia, industry, government and consulting. Students ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Community Environmental Studies Certificate

  • Tufts University (MA)

The certificate in Community Environmental Studies (CES), offered by the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, provides professional training for careers in today's evolving environmental field. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MA in Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning

  • Tufts University (MA)

This accredited Master of Arts degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning requires completion of 12 course credits (most semester-long courses receive one credit), a thesis and an internship ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Agriculture, Food & Environment

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy. It offers ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Conservation Medicine Program

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Master of Science in Conservation Medicine is designed to prepare students from varied backgrounds for a career in conservation medicine. This twelve-month program will build upon an individual student ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Environmental & Water Resources Engineering

  • Tufts University (MA)

Research in this area focuses on environmental science, as well as engineering and management aspects of water resources. Faculty conduct research in and teach classes on: environmental/water quality engineering ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Shifting from Saying to Doing: Evaluation of an Environmental Course Designed to Create Environmental Change Agents

  • Tufts University (MA)

This study evaluated a semester-long environmental course designed to enable students to become environmental change agents. Sixteen undergraduate students self-selected into the program course, which integrated social science-focused materials with ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Signaling Change: Studying the effect of price signals on disposable hot beverage cup consumption

  • Tufts University (MA)

Every year, American food service businesses give away over 52 billion disposable paper coffee cups. Interestingly enough, the monetary and environmental costs of the production, purchase, and disposal of these ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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U.S. higher education and global climate change: An exploration of institutional factors that affect greenhouse gas emissions

  • Tufts University (MA)

In this study, I explored the differences between greenhouse gas emissions of different colleges and universities in the U.S.A. and analyzed some of the factors that might explain ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Degrees That Matter: Climate Change and the University

  • Tufts University (MA)

Universities and colleges are in a unique position to take a leadership role on global warming. As communities, they can strategize and organize effective action. As laboratories for learning and ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Colleges Compete to Shrink Their Mark On the Environment

  • Berea College (KY)
  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

From the College of the Atlantic's zero-waste graduation this month in Maine to Ball State University's biodiesel-powered shuttle fleet in Indiana, schools are moving in ways large and ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving the Environmental Track Record of Universities, Colleges, and Other Institutions

  • Tufts University (MA)

Universities can teach and demonstrate environmental principles and stewardship by taking action to understand and reduce the environmental impacts of their own activities. Greening the Ivory Tower, a motivational and ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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24 kW Rooftop Array: Sophia Gordon Hall

  • Tufts University (MA)
  • Solar Design Associates (MA)

23.8 kW Photovoltaic rooftop panels produce part of the electricity for Sophia Gordon Hall (funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative with matching funds from Tufts). The ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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