An elephant steps through the mud

Sustaining a Healthy Planet

At Tufts, we take sustainability to heart. Our campus planning gets steadily “greener” as our academic enterprises continue to generate promising ideas and solutions, in areas spanning renewable energy, conservation, urban planning and international policy.  

  • In the 2014–2015 school year, Tufts Dining on the Medford/Somerville campus composted 300 tons of food waste—more than 50 percent of which was post-consumer, or food sent to the dish room by students/customers.
Group photo of women in medical scrubs with headbands and stethoscopes
School of Medicine advisor Eric Aguiar, M.D., is among those who have recently endowed travel funds to support students participating the school’s Global Health programs.
Jennifer Bailey, A09 portrait

Jennifer Bailey, A09, walked through the U.S. Senate cafeteria on Capitol Hill in January 2015, alongside a rabbi and a Buddhist monk.

Man with a hat standing in a sunflower garden

This summer, Jack Colelli, A18, found himself on a farm outside of Alexandria, Virginia, interning at Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. He did everything from harvesting crops to teaching schoolchildren about the farming life.