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Getting wasted at frats? Not anymore

by Dawn Quirk
Yesterday, November 28, 2007 was the Dawn of a new day! Frat brothers recycling? Believe it or not, the AEPi fraternity has agreed to attempt the unthinkable. No one thought this day would come, but like the first step on the moon, the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the invention more »

Posted in Greek Life Initiative, Uncategorized

Think Outside the Bottle Campaign Endorsed by Senate

by Dawn Quirk
Tufts Recycles! congratulates the Think Outside the Bottle (TOTB) campaign for writing a resolution that was recently passed by TCU Senate encouraging Tufts administration to spend less university money on bottled water. The resolution suggests supplying filtered tap water at university events as an alternative to selling bottled water, which TOTB maintains weakens public trust of tap more »

Posted in Bottled Water, Uncategorized

November 15 is America Recycles Day!

by Dawn Quirk
In anticipation of America Recycles Day and to learn more about trash at Tufts, Joshua Yellin, Lori Lichtman, Nicolas Viveros, Emily Rockwell, Yosefa Ehrlich, Heather Angstrom and Dawn Quirk sorted through a whole dumpster of a dormitory’s trash today. A whopping 25.86% of the six yards of sorted trash could have more »

Posted in Trash Audits, Uncategorized

Please Drink Responsibly

by Dawn Quirk
Did you know that more than 4 billion pounds of plastic bottles end up in landfills or as roadside litter annually? Or that producing bottles to meet Americans’ demand for bottled water required more than 17 million barrels of oil last year – enough fuel for more than 1 million U.S. more »

Posted in Bottled Water, Plastics, Uncategorized

We’re still saving off the grid

by Dawn Quirk
Thanks largely to our favorite energy manager and Tufts Recycles! advocate Betsy Isenstein, National Grid recognized Tufts yesterday for vigorously utilizing energy efficiency upgrades over the last twenty years. During the company’s celebration of 20 years of energy efficiency, Secretary Ian Bowles , on behalf of Gov. Deval Patrick, presented the National Grid with more »

Posted in Energy, Uncategorized