Upcoming Events at TIE and TEA
Connect with fellow Jumbos working in the environmental field and meet the next generation of environmental professionals. Alumni are welcome to simply attend the program or act as Alumni Ambassadors for students. Alumni Ambassadors will have their contact information listed in a handout for students and are required to stay after the panel and participate in the networking session. To participate in this event as an Alumni Ambassador, please email firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Past TEA Events
TEA Fall Hike
Saturday, October 25 (rain date October 26) 10 AM
Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Reservation
A Jumbo Networking Event: Tufts Alumni Boston Panel and Reception
Thursday, November 6. 6:00-8:30 PM
TEA Spring Speaker Event:
An Evening with Michelle J. DePass, J’87, Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
40 Talbot Avenue
TEA was pleased to welcome Michelle DePass, Assistant Administrator for the Office of International and Tribal Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. DePass discussed the Obama Administration’s efforts to democratize environmental participation with groups that are non-traditional power holders, both domestically and internationally.
Ms. DePass was introduced by Dr. William Moomaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy and Director of The Fletcher School’s Center for International Environment & Resource Policy.
A networking reception was also held with Tufts alumni, faculty, staff and students both prior to and after the Keynote Address.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 – Plum Island Walking Tour with Rick Wetzler, A’73
A lovely fall walk at the beautiful Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island. Since its creation in 1942, Parker River has been a destination for thousands of beach-goers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts looking for a wild place to get away. Over 350 species have been recorded here and the beach remains a vital nesting area for the federally threatened Piping Plover. Our tour included an informative discussion of the diversity and coastal ecology of this area, including dune ecology, shifting sands, intertidal species, and the impact of climate change.
An Evening with Paul Kirshen
April 25, 2012
Dr. Paul Kirshen, Research Leader at Battelle and co-founder and external advisory board member of the Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS) Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program at Tufts University, presented on the future of Boston in light of rising global temperatures and oceans. Dr. Kirshen is an expert in the field of water resources, including how global climate change affects water across the globe.
Environmental Careers: Alumni Panel & Networking
March 7, 2012
What a fantastic program! Over 20 Tufts alumni joined over 30 current Tufts students for TEA’s career panel. An alumni reception preceeded the panel discussion and included and hour of networking between the alums. Our panel of wonderful speakers included:
- Keith Ainsworth (A’87), an environmental litigator at Evans, Feldman & Ainsworth, LLC in New Haven, CT and environmental law and interventions lecturer at UCONN Law, Quinnipiac Law, and Yale School of Forestry & Science.
- Susan Lyon (UEP’93), the grant coordinator for Diesel Reduction Programs at MassDEP.
- Kathleen Luvisi (CEE’84), an environmental management consultant focusing on water and wastewater at Alternative Resources in Concord, MA.
- Carly Rocklen (A’97), a public outreach and ecological restoration coordinator at the Neponset River Watershed Association in Canton, MA.
An Evening with P. J. Simmons (A’89)
May 4, 2011
On a rainy evening in early May about thirty members of TEA gathered to hear a great talk by P.J. Simmons in the Aidekman Arts building at Tufts University. A founder and chairman of the Corporate Eco Forum, P.J. recently published a book with co-author Dan Esty titled “The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainable Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function”.
P.J.’s talk was fantastic and he gave many concrete examples of how businesses can use the principles of sustainability to increase their profit margins. He discussed everything from reducing paper use at the copy machine to using specialized carpet square in high traffic areas. At the end of his talk many of our wonderful TEA members asked great questions and P.J. took the time to answer them all. He also graciously stayed late to sign his book for attendees.
Genzyme Tour and Happy Hour at Za
March 8, 2011
A group of dedicated TEA members braved a chilly evening and joined Xing Ling, fellow Tufts alum and sponsor of the tour, for a very informative walk through the LEED Platinum certified Genzyme building in Cambridge, MA.