Goodbye TST!

Due to some changed in the teams and committees structure at Tisch Library, the Tisch Sustainability Team is no longer active.  We continue to make sustainable practices part of our daily lives here at Tisch, and we have active Eco-Ambassadors on staff and work with facilities and with Tufts’ Office of Sustainability to keep up with trends and practices in this area.






Colorful stripes by Michael Rogan


Eco-Ambassador luncheon

President Monaco with some of Tufts’ many Eco-Ambassadors at a luncheon held on June 19th 2014. The luncheon brought together new and returning Eco-Ambassadors from all 3 campuses along with their supervisors, senior administrators, and President Monaco.  It was great to have the opportunity to gather together with fellow ambassadors, and to celebrate their work and accomplishments!

Eco-Ambasador Luncheon summer 2014

New Book Club & Art Exhibit at Tufts focus on environmental issues

Environmental Book Club:

TIE logo

Tufts Institute for the Environment announces a new book club

“TIE Book Club will meet twice a month on the Medford campus. The first meeting will be Friday, April 4, 4:30pm at the Tufts Institute of the Environment. Food and beverages will be provided! Space is limited, so please RSVP to”

Art Gallery Exhibit

Seeing Glacial Time: Climate Change in the Arctic

The exhibit is on view January 30 – May 18, 2014 in the Tisch Family Gallery,

Seeing Glacial Time examines how eight contemporary artists employ the “real time” of photography to visualize the largely imperceptible, gradual changes in “glacial time” from the bellwether Arctic region.”

Zero Waste Challenge

Tufts Eco-Reps and the Office of Sustainability are once again putting the Tufts community to the test with the Zero Waste Challenge!  How much trash do YOU generate in one week?  Maybe you’ll think twice about your consumption after giving this a try!


Tisch Sustainability is happy to help out by providing two additional pick-up locations for your plastic bags, stickers and other supplies needed to take part (or you can use your own – details at the link posted above).  Stop by the Tisch Library circulation desk or the Lilly Music Library starting Tuesday* to get everything you need to put yourself up to the challenge!

(*or perhaps as early as Monday – take a look if you happen to be in either spot)

Did we mention there are prizes?!  Good luck!

TST’s Commuting Event

We are holding an event for Tisch Staff

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Worksite Coordinator for MassRIDES explains programs in place to assist employees in reducing commuting costs, supporting alternatives to single-occupancy cars and making commuting easier & more pleasant in general!

Thursday June 13th in the Austin Room from 11 – 12:30 PM


TerraCycle Totals

Chip Bag Brigade®

  • Chip Bag collected: 3,193
  • Cash Value: $60.02*


Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade®

  • Energy Bar Wrapper collected: 15,639
  • Cash Value: $280.54*


Special thanks to the Office of Sustainability & Eco Reps for helping us send in shipments and thanks to all Tisch Library patrons who have contributed to achieving these numbers!!

*All monies go directly to supporting the Eco Reps Program

President’s Picnic – Medford Campus

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

noon to 1:30 pm on the President’s Lawn

The rain date is Thursday, May 23.  

Students on campus invited to attend this year!!


Don’t forget to B.Y.O.P

[Bring Your Own Place-setting]

This includes reusable plate, silverware and a refillable cup.  There will be a water table, thanks to the Office of Sustainability, manned by Eco Ambassadors both past and present.  Come check them out!


See you there,


Earth day 2013

On behalf of the Tisch Sustainability Team…


Today is the last day to make eco book & film suggestions on our poster located next to Sophia in the Tisch Library lobby.  We’d love to hear from you!

Invitation to Celebrate Tufts’ Rain Garden

rain garden


Annie Leonard visits Tufts TODAY!!

The Tufts University Common Reading Program presents

Talk, Q&A, and book signing by Annie Leonard

Author of Tufts’ Common Reading book “Story of Stuff”

Tickets are free and can be picked up from the Aidekman Box Office

Wednesday, October 24
Cohen Auditorium


for more info check out: