Earth Week+

Signature sustainability@BU events

Learn about the sustainability@BU signature Earth Week events. Additional Earth Week events at Boston University and nearby are what we call Earth Week+ Events. Below is a list we have put together to provide information about Earth Week+ Events.

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Earth Day, Israel, Africa, and How to Win the Climate Battle

Hosted by BU Students for Israel

6pm-8pm, Sargent College room 101

Come listen to a compelling talk about sustainability and solar power in Israel & Africa by Yosef Abramowitz, an American-Israeli environmentalist and a BU grad who was the leading student activist at BU in the mid-80s. Event is co-sponsored by Environmental Student Organization

Friday April 19, 2019

Energy Club Conference: Grid Transformation

Hosted by BU Energy Club

9am-4pm, Questrom School of Business (4th Floor)

Want to learn more about the future of the electricity grid? BU Energy Club is hosting an Energy Conference at the Questrom School of Business. Join fellow students and local companies to learn from experts and discuss trends in grid development. This conference will bring together industry leaders and academics to exchange perspectives and explore the innovations required for a sustainable energy future.

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Earth Day Clean Up on the Charles River 

Hosted by BU Fitness and Recreation Center

BU Sailing Pavilion

10am-12pm; 1pm-3pm

Join BU FitRec & FitTreks Outdoor Programs for the launch of FitTreks Outdoor Programs and a celebration of Earth Day. This free event will involve kayaking on the Charles River and removing litter from our local environment. There will be two outings on Saturday, April 20 from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm, and one outing on Monday, April 22 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Please be prepared for the weather, and bring extra layers. Your clothes may get slightly wet/dirty during the clean-up, so wearing old clothes is recommended. Work gloves will be provided. Since the event involves picking up trash, it is recommended that all participants be up-to-date on Tetanus and other vaccinations. Meet at the BU Boathouse at the start of each event.

 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Trader Clothes

Hosted by the Environmental Student Organization

Sargent College Room 101

5pm-7pm

Earth Day Clean Up on the Charles River 

Hosted by BU Fitness and Recreation Center

BU Sailing Pavilion

4:30pm-6:30pm

Join BU FitRec & FitTreks Outdoor Programs for the launch of FitTreks Outdoor Programs and a celebration of Earth Day. This free event will involve kayaking on the Charles River and removing litter from our local environment. There will be two outings on Saturday, April 20 from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm, and one outing on Monday, April 22 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Please be prepared for the weather, and bring extra layers. Your clothes may get slightly wet/dirty during the clean-up, so wearing old clothes is recommended. Work gloves will be provided. Since the event involves picking up trash, it is recommended that all participants be up-to-date on Tetanus and other vaccinations. Meet at the BU Boathouse at the start of each event.

 

Tuesday April 23, 2019

Conversation about Carbon Free Boston

Hosted by Urban Climate Initiative

12pm-1pm, CRC Room 132

Join Urban Climate Initiative for a student forum and lunch to hear BU Earth and Environment PhD Student Adam Pollack discuss his experiences contributing to the Carbon Free Boston Report.

Planting in the Spirit

Hosted by Marsh Chapel

4pm-6pm, Marsh Room (Lower Level of Marsh Chapel)

Create Space will host a green twist on the Painting in the Spirit activity; instead of going home with a painting you’ve created, take home your own tiny terrarium! Perfect for bringing some greenery into small spaces. You must register for this event by contacting Dr. Jessica Chicka.

Keynote Lecture with Alessandra Gomes

Hosted by GDP Center, Boston Network for International Development

Hillel House; Riverside Room (4th floor)

Alessandra Gomes, Head of the Amazon Regional Research Center, will be discussing “Improving Tropical Forest Satellite Monitoring in Africa and Latin America.”

 

Wednesday April 24, 2019

FoodWASTED

Hosted by Bruzd Foods, Food For All, Build Lab

5:30pm-7:30pm, BU Pub

40% of food is wasted every year in America. Come hear how local companies have developed innovative and delicious solutions to the problem of food waste. Companies include: Food For AllBruzd Foods, Brewer’s Crackers, and Toast Ale. This event is 21+ and IDs will be checked at the door. Bring your BU ID and a driver’s license or another form of ID.

Dr. Inge Jonckheere Presentation

Hosted by GDP Center, Boston Network for International Development

Hillel House; Riverside Room (4th floor)

Dr. Inge Jonckheere, Team leader of Remote Sensing: Forestry Department FAO, will present on “Linking the international efforts of tropical forest monitoring to the international reporting and SDGs: state-of the art and way forward.”

“Global Development & Environmental Justice: Where do we stand, where are we heading?”

Hosted by GDP Center, Boston Network for International Development

6pm-9pm, Kilachand Colloquium Room (91 Bay State Road Lobby)

 

Saturday April 27, 2019

Gladeside Urban Wild Clean-Up

Hosted by City of Boston, Greenovate Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation

9am-12pm; 3 Gladeside Terrace, Boston, MA 02126

Help end Earth week and kick-off a summer full of action with the first Urban Wild Clean-Up of the year at Mattapan’s Gladeside Urban Wild Clean-Up. Organized by the City of Boston’s Environment Department and Parks and Recreation Department.

Charlesgate In Bloom Fundraiser

Hosted by the Charlesgate Alliance

5pm-7pm; The Ayer Mansion, 375 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Please join the Charlesgate Alliance for the Charlesgate Community Event of the Spring – Charlesgate in Bloom: a memorable evening in The Ayer Mansion. Charlesgate in Bloom is a fundraising event for the Charlesgate Alliance — launched in 2017 to bring positive change to the Charlesgate neighborhood. This includes the revitalization of the area under and around the Bowker Overpass. The goal is to return it to some of its original heritage as one of Frederick Law Olmsted’s first parks in Boston – connecting the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Fenway and Kenmore Square.

Charles River Clean Up

Hosted by the Charles River Watershed Association

9am-12pm

The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup brings together over 3,000 volunteers each year to pick up litter, remove invasive species and assist with park maintenance. Residents are drawn to the popular Charles River Cleanup from a desire to give back to their community while enjoying the beauty and wildlife along the Charles River. Volunteers build on the connections they establish during this day of stewardship by returning to the Charles to exercise, play and enjoy nature throughout the year.

Muddy River Earth Fest

Hosted by the Charlesgate Alliance

12pm-3pm, Charlesgate Park

 

Sunday April 28, 2019

Sustainable Sunday

Hosted by Marsh Chapel

11am-1pm; Marsh Chapel

Join Marsh Chapel for activities including an Earth Day sermon preached by Chaplain Jessica Chicka during the 11am Interdenominational Protestant Sunday Worship service and a post-worship sustainable activity.