Category Archives: Composting

Teaching Recycling to Pre-Schoolers

Recycling Interns have been working with students at the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School to promote eco-friendly recycling and composting practices within the Tufts community.  » read

Posted in Composting, Recycling 101

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

GameDay Challenge Results are In!

In 2015 Tufts competed against hundreds of universities in the GameDay Challenge. Here’s how we did. » read

Posted in Composting, Composting at Events, Composting at Tufts, Recycling at Tufts

Composting Forum

On Wednesday, December 2nd, Tufts Recycles! intern Savannah and recycling associate CJ gave a presentation about composting at Tufts. » read

Posted in Composting, Composting at Tufts

Oct. 14, 2015: People’s Boston Climate March from Kendall Square to Boston Common

Tufts Recycles! intern Miranda Willson attended the People’s Boston Climate March on Oct. 14 to demand action on climate change leading up the Paris climate talks in six weeks. » read

Posted in Composting/Volunteering Off-Campus, Earth Day, Featured, Uncategorized |activism climate change Miranda Willson People's Boston Climate March

Welcome Back Jumbos!

Welcome (back) to the hill Jumbos! September is already upon us and the move-in process has begun, with thousands of pounds of stuff being transported all over campus. » read

Posted in Composting at Matriculation, Reduced, Reuse, Recycle (RRRs)

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

Lint: To compost or not to compost?

by Lilly Wang
Lint, that dusty grey stuff that collects in your dryer, has recently been garnering some attention…
The EPA lists dryer lint as safe for compostin g , claiming that only biodegradable/natural fibers from cotton or wool clothing break down in the wash. According to the US Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, putting more »

Posted in Composting, Composting at Tufts, Plastics, Recycling at Home, Uncategorized |compost composting lint

Orientation/Move-In 2012 – Welcome to Tufts!

by C.J.
Welcome returning students and class of 2016! As we enter the 2012-2013 academic year, we at TuftsRecycles! would like to keep you up to date on our work towards greater sustainability on campus. Here’s what we’ll be doing (and what you can do) during your first few weeks at Tufts.
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Posted in Composting at Matriculation, Dormitories & On-Campus, Featured, Recycling at Tufts, Uncategorized |move in orientation recycle

TuftsRecycles! Composts the President's Picnic 2012

by C.J.
After the craziness of Commencement, the President’s Picnic is a great opportunity for the remaining students, faculty, and staff to relax with some down-home barbeque food and some lemonade on the Lawn. More important for us: after our sustainability success at Commencement by processing over 5000 meals, we were able to relax more »

Posted in Composting, Composting at Tufts, Thank You, Tufts Dining, Tufts Dining |compost dining recycle tuds