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Earth Fest 2019

Spring 2019, the Tufts University Chaplaincy asked students, staff, and community members to reflect on their values and why they want to live sustainably.

The Green Rule

We Are Still In Coalition

In 2017, President Monaco signed on to the joint statement asserting that, despite the federal government’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the nation remains committed to climate action and meeting its climate goals.

Second Nature Climate Commitment

On April 21, 2016, President Tony Monaco signed the Second Nature Climate Commitment, an integrated climate commitment for university leaders on carbon neutrality and resilience.

Waste Reduction by 3% Each Year

Following the 2013 Campus Sustainability Council Report, a university-wide goal was established to reduce waste produced by Tufts campuses by 3% each year.

Tufts Environmental Policy

In 1990 Tufts President Jean Mayer presided over the creation of the Tufts Environmental Policy. This policy affirms the university's responsibility to take a leadership role in conducting activities as responsible stewards of the physical environment and using educational activities to promote environmental awareness, local action and global thinking.