Sustainability in Action
Our mission to save the environment
Starting with the Talloires Declaration in 1990, Tufts has helped write the book on academic activism to promote sustainability. Now for the plot twist: Sustainable practices actually result in even tastier meals. Buying locally leads to dishes bursting with freshness. De-emphasizing methane-producing ingredients inspires our chefs to create amazing plant-forward recipes. Focusing on sustainably-sourced foods can actually up the flavor quotient. (Taste-test a Rainforest Alliance-certified banana versus a store-bought variety.) How’s that for karma?
Here’s just some of what we’re doing
1Carrington, D. Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says the report. The Guardians. 2014. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/03/eating-less-meat-curb-climate-change. Accessed on August, 2021.
2Maass Wolfenson, K.D. Coping with the food and agriculture challenges: smallholders’ agenda. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2013. Available at: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/nr/sustainability_pathways/docs/Coping_with_food_and_agriculture_challenge__Smallholder_s_agenda_Final.pdf. Accessed on August, 2021.