The City of Medford has traditionally been known as a blue collar town with strong historic roots. Over the past 15 years, Medford has become a nation-wide leader in energy efficiency and sustainability. With a growing number of awards for their leadership in sustainability, Medford has become a go-to town to host energy related pilot programs and has developed many public and private partnerships. Hear about how Medford went from being "just another mid-sized city" to a leader in municipal energy and environment programs, recognized along with "green giants" such as San Francisco and Cambridge.
Alicia Hunt is the Director of Energy & Environment for the City of Medford. She has been an invited speaker at two recent US Department of Energy Conferences and consulted by US DOE because of Medford's best practices around data management. Alicia has been with the City for four years and has developed their annual Harvest Your Energy Festival into an event not to be missed and brought in numerous grants, awards and pilot programs to the City. Alicia has a Masters in City Planning and a Bachelors of Science from MIT.
Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Tufts Institute of the Environment
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Environmental Studies Program at Tufts University
Founded in 1984, The Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) was one of the first multidisciplinary environmental programs in the United States. Our students and alumni have become effective practitioners and advocates for the environment in medicine, law, finance, industry, government, and other academic fields.
Environmental Studies is offered as a dual major in conjunction with any departmental major in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering—normally excluding interdisciplinary programs. This dual-major program combines the depth of a major in a specific field with a wide breadth of environmentally oriented courses.
In addition to our academic program, we offer weekly "Lunch and Learn" lectures that are open to the public, a yearly major lectureship on an environmental topic, and periodicly other events.