Category Archives: Campus Initiatives

Mixed Recycling Update

New year, new lid! Learn more about the transition to mixed recycling at Tufts.

Posted in Featured, Lift the Lid, Recycling 101

Tusk Marketplace

Introducing Tusk: a peer-to-peer marketplace designed specifically for the Tufts community. Find Sublets, Textbooks, Furniture, and more! Choose to reuse before you buy something new. Check out the new online Tusk Marketplace to list items or shop.

Posted in Campus Initiatives


Win prizes all month long by donating and recycling during Move-Out! You could win a gift card to Tenoch, Danish Pastry House, J.P. Licks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or Dave’s Fresh Pasta. Learn how .

Posted in Campus Initiatives, Move-out/R2ePack

Recycling 01: Teaching Recycling to Preschoolers

by Mitul Rathod and Liora Silkes
As part of Tufts’ continuing initiative to promote eco-friendly recycling and composting practices within the Tufts community, interns from Tufts Recycles organized a teach-in at the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School. Presented with the task of teaching a classroom of 3-4 year olds what recycling is, why it is important, and more »

Posted in Composting, Recycling 101, Trash Audits |EPCS preschool teaching

EPCS Recycling Initiative

In order to improve recycling habits and extend our influence on Tufts’ campus,Tufts Recycles! decided to carry our efforts over to the Elliot Pearson Children’s School. » read

Posted in Campus Initiatives, Featured, Recycling 101

R2ePACK: Back Again!

As the bell tolls 10:00 PM, Tufts students pull themselves out of their books and into the only hour of the day not deemed “quiet” by ResLife during finals period. » read

Posted in Move-out/R2ePack, Uncategorized |r2epack

Recycle Your Tennis Balls!

by W. Parker MacLure

Tennis players take note! Last fall Tufts Recycles started recycling tennis balls! When your ball has reached the end of its playable life, rather than throwing it away please place the dead ball one of the large clear bins with a picture of more »

Posted in Campus Initiatives, Featured, Recycling at Tufts, Tennis Ball Recycling, Uncategorized

New Charging Station and Mural

by W. Parker MacLure

Last September Tufts worked with National Grid to install an electric vehicle charging station in the Dowling parking garage on the first level. In order to make the charging station more visible, Tufts Recycles was commissioned to create a mural that highlights Tufts efforts towards a more sustainable more »

Posted in Campus Initiatives, Uncategorized |electric car mural

Goodbye Seniors!

by M.T. Snyder
Tufts Recycles! congratulates each member of the Class of 2014 on all of their achievements and hard work throughout their time at Tufts. Over 10,000 supporters, including the Tufts Recycles! team, came out to the commencement ceremony at the Medford campus to see the graduates off into the post-college world.  As more »

Posted in Composting, Composting at Tufts, Zero Waste

R2ePACK. Or, the dirty things you left behind

by Mina Brewer
The spring semester is over, and campus is dead. You’ve packed up, moved out, and gone home for the summer. But  the work’s not over…at least for the Tufts Recycles! team. If you’ve been on campus these past few weeks, you may have seen a small group of people lugging big more »

Posted in Move-out/R2ePack, Zero Waste |freecycle move out r2epack repack