Category Archives: Composting at Matriculation

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

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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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Composting at Matriculation 2011

by Danielle Cotter
The class of 2015 was admitted to Tufts in its strongest undergraduate admissions cycle yet, and on their first day on the hill, they learned how to compost.
This year’s matriculation meals were almost completely compost-friendly; plates and napkins were compostable, and the menu was made up of primarily more »

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Workers Needed for Matriculation 2011 Luncheon

by Danielle Cotter
With just a few hours of your time, YOU can help make this year’s matriculation zero waste efforts successful, and get paid doing so!
Just three years ago, food waste was composted for the first time during freshman orientation. Tufts Dining Services, the Facilities Department, the Tufts Institute of more »

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2010 Matriculation Luncheon- Volunteers Needed

by Dawn Quirk
With just a few hours of your time, YOU can help make this year’s matriculation zero waste efforts successful. Please give us a hand! Two years ago was the first time food waste was composted during freshman orientation. Read about one intern’s take on the mixed results here . The more help more »

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Boxes, Boxes, Everywhere!

by Dawn Quirk
The beginning of a new year- the smell of an empty dorm room, soon to be filled with junk. But not all that junk carted up by the parents stays in the room. What happens to the box from the new printer, the shoe rack, the Costco-sized snacks? Thanks to Tufts more »

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“My fork is made of corn?”

by Kelsey Schur

Surprised statements like this peppered the hubbub of the largest orientation events this year, when Tufts Dining, Facilities, the Office of Sustainability and TuftsRecycles! introduced composting to the massive freshman feasts. New signs about composting decorated disposal stations that featured newly painted green composting barrels. Many students, parents, and faculty more »

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