Earth Week+

Earth Week+ 2018 Events

Throughout the month of April

Enjoy locally sourced, humanely raised, sustainable seafood and organic offerings at residence dining rooms.

BU Global Days of Service
All month, various sites – register to take part in community service for Global Days of Service today!

More events at Earth Week Boston.

Sunday, 4/8

BU Vibes’ 17th Annual Impact Showcase
BU’s all-girl hip dance group, Vibes invites skilled and passionate teams from all over the Greater Boston Area to debut their spring mix and bring together the hip hop community. The group is promoting sustainability at the event by forgoing paper programs in favor of electronic programs, which will save 5,500 sheets of paper.
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. @ Metcalf Grande Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Avenue

Monday, 4/9

Wholesome Roots
throughout the day at Fresh Food Company at Marciano Commons

Tuesday, 4/10

Wholesome Roots
throughout the day at Fresh Food Company at Warren Towers

Wednesday, 4/11

Wholesome Roots
throughout the day at Fresh Food Company at West Campus

Climate Ready Boston Leadership Event
Ellen Arnstein will share key findings from the Climate Ready Boston report and present on green infrastructure solutions to climate change’s effects.
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ Arnold Arboretum, The Hunnewell Visitor Center

Thursday, 4/12

Earth Day Festival at BUMC
Join us in celebrating our 8th annual Earth Day Festival—bringing together local businesses, non- profits, student orgs and more to celebrate sustainability together!
11 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. @ Talbot Green

Boston Marathon Pep Rally
Support Team BMC by purchasing a t-shirt in support of runners, and get FREE cheer sticks, hot dogs, chips, soda
12 p.m. while supplies last @ Talbot Green

Balancing Energy and Conservation
Seminar featuring Frank Davis, a professor at UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m @ The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future, 67 Bay State Road

Saturday, 4/14

Boston March for Science 2018
Rally behind specific climate legislation that will advance certain science- and evidence-based policy in the Massachusetts state legislature, with an eye to passage this year. In 2018 in Massachusetts, science is striking back!
1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m @ Christopher Columbus Park

Sunday, 4/15

“Are We Climate Ready?” Community Conversation with Climate Ready Boston
Join the Boston climate conversation to talk about what it means to be “climate ready”. Meet neighbors and learn how climate change will affect Boston University, the Charles River campus, and the possibilities for our community to benefit from climate action. Light refreshments will be provided.
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m @ Robinson Chapel (lower level of Marsh),  735 Commonwealth Avenue

Monday, 4/16

Patriots Day/Marathon Monday

Wholesome Roots
throughout the day at Fresh Food Company at Marciano Commons

Tuesday, 4/17

Wholesome Roots
throughout the day at Fresh Food Company at Warren Towers

Planting in the Spirit, Marsh Plaza
Create Space will host a green twist on our Painting in the Spirit activity — but instead of going home with a painting you’ve created, take home your own painted pot and plant. Perfect for bringing some greenery into small spaces!
3 p.m. – 6 p.m ,  735 Commonwealth Avenue

Climate Ready Boston Leadership Event: Port Norfolk Civic Association
Following the Port Norfolk Civic Association’s April Meeting, Maria Lyons and Aksel Allouch, Climate Ready Boston Leaders, will present about Climate Change in Boston and how citizens can be a part of preparedness and mitigation. Pizza will be provided.
7:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. @ Port Norfolk Yacht Club, 79 Walnut St, Dorchester, MA

Wednesday, 4/18

Wholesome Roots
throughout the day at Fresh Food Company at West Campus

Climate Action for Our Future: Mobilizing Student Power in Boston
The Environmental Student Organization and Divest BU are hosting a panel to discuss local climate action and student power. Join us for an engaging discussion on the current approach to climate change mitigation in Boston, its impacts on communities feeling the harshest effects, and our roles as students. Hear from planner Dennis Carlberg, climate activist Rachel Eckles, researcher Nathan Phillips, and East Boston climate manager Gabriela Boscio. *Refreshments will be served! 
5:30 p.m. @ Kilachand Hall common room, 91 Bay State Road

Thursday, 4/19

Earth Day Festival at CRC
Join us in celebrating our 8th annual Earth Day Festival—bringing together local businesses, non- profits, student orgs and more to celebrate sustainability together!
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ GSU Plaza

Chowda Throwdown @ Earth Day Festival
Vote for your fave dining hall!
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ GSU Plaza

The Journey from BU to Barack: A Conversation with Cam Davis (CGS’85, CAS’87)
BU alum Cam Davis will talk about his career journey– from BU to senior adviser for the @EPA under President Barack Obama.
2p.m. @ CGS Room 507, 871 Commonwealth Avenue

Dive into Climate Change 
Please join the BU Marine Program for our annual Lang Lecture. This year, Stephen Palumbi will be speaking on climate change adaptations among marine organisms.
6 p.m. @ BU Law Auditorium, 765 Commonwealth Avenue

Steps to a Sustainable World
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with community-driven initiatives that confront environmental issues in an innovative way. Brief presentations on each project will be followed by breakout sessions for more in-depth discussion. Hosted by BU Steam.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ BUild Lab, 730 Commonwealth Avenue

Is it Bougie to be Green?: The Gentrification of the Eco-Movement
Join Marsh Chapel and BUSTH thEcology for a panel discussion on the intersection of socioeconomics, faith, and environmentalism. Light refreshments will be provided.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m , Marsh Room, 735 Commonwealth Avenue

Friday, 4/20

Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media Can Advance Climate Solutions
School of Public Health Dean’s Symposium
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @ Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA

Saturday, 4/21

Transportation Camp NE 2018
TransportationCamp is an unconference bringing together transportation professionals, technologists, and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @ Strata Center (MIT), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

M.O.V.E Esplanade Clean Up
Join Marsh Organization for Volunteer Engagement in observation of Earth Day to help clean up trash along the Charles River, right in BU’s backyard!
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sunday, 4/22

Earth Day

Earth Day Service
Special Earth Day sermon at Marsh, “On Sheep and Love”
11 a.m @ Marsh Chapel

Monday, 4/23

Climate Ready Boston Leadership Event: A Funny Thing About Garbage
Suzanne S. Meyer of Garbage to Garden, and a trained Climate Ready Boston Leader, is presenting a light-hearted and entertaining talk about climate change and composting.
6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. @ Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library, 27 Richmond St, Dorchester, MA

Tuesday, 4/24

Soulfull Speaker Series at BU
Hear from a Soulfull Project executive about how business can address acute needs such as food insecurity in our community, food deserts and access to wholesome food, partnerships with local food banks, and other intiatives bridging city planning, business, and food distribution!
7  p.m. – 9 p.m. @ Rafik B. Hariri Instiute for Computing Seminar Room, 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA

Wednesday, 4/25

URBAN 2018 Spring Symposium
Join the BU Urban Biogeoscience & Environmental Health program for their 2018 Spring Symposium. Hear lightning talks by Boston University faculty about urban research themes in water, air, climate, noise pollution, land use. Discover collaborative research opportunities across Biology, Earth & Environment, Environmental Health, and Statistics. Find out about cross-disciplinary funding opportunities for students and postdocs. Learn how you can join the new interdisciplinary BU URBAN Ph.D. Traineeship Program. Enjoy refreshments and mingle with faculty, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students who share your interests.
2:30  p.m. – 4:30 p.m. @ Biology Research Building (BRB), Room 113, 5 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA

Thursday, 4/26

Facebook Live: Climate Change Challenges & Opportunities
BU is hosting a Facebook Live about the about the state of global climate change research, policy options, and how cities, states and private organizations are stepping up in the Trump era. Guests include BU experts Prof. Tony Janetos, Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and Professor of Earth and Environment and Katharine Lusk, Executive Director of the Initiative on Cities and policy advisor to former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Those interested who are unable to tune in live can submit a question on the Facebook
event page for chance to have it answered on air!
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday, 4/27

Walk/Ride Day 2018 Kick-Off

BU Arts Initiative: Greening Your Wardrobe
Film Screening: The True Cost – a groundbreaking documentary that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks, “who pays the price for our clothing?” followed by:
Meet the Eco-Warriors: a panel discussion on going green with Cullen Schwartz, CEO – DoneGood: —”the Amazon for highly ethical and eco-friendly brands”. Shannon Lohr, Founder and CEO of Factory45: which works with idea-stage entrepreneurs to launch clothing companies that are ethically and sustainably made in USA. Tazzy Cole is a BU graduate student in costume production, developing a fashion brand with a focus on bespoke tailoring. And DL Lundberg is a BU graduate student and the founder of MFC Tie-Dye.

5:15 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ BU Arts Initiative, 775 Commonwealth Avenue

Saturday, 4/28

Muddy River Clean Up
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @ Charlesgate Park (Meet at BU Community Service Center)

BU Arts Initiative: Greening Your Wardrobe
10AM-5PM – Clothing Drop-Off: Recycle. Upcycle to fight AIDS with Boomerangs
1-3PM – Workshop #1: Mend & Repair: Sewing 101
4:30-5:30PM – ‘Going Sustainable from Head-to-Toe’: Interactive Discussion
5:30-7PM – Open Session: Green Your Closet Mix-n-Match
5:40-7:40PM – Workshop #2: Say It With a Bowtie

@ BU Arts Initiative, 775 Commonwealth Avenue

Sunday, 4/29

BU Arts Initiative: Greening Your Wardrobe
11AM-12:30PM – Workshop #3: Basic Patches & Bags
11AM-1PM – Workshop #4: Green Your Summer: Make Lounge Pants out of Recycled Fabric
2-3:30PM – Workshop #5: Mend & Repair: Sewing 101

1 p.m. – 6 p.m. @ BU Arts Initiative, 775 Commonwealth Avenue