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Earth Week Events at BU


Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Earth Week is sponsored by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. To volunteer for Earth Week, e-mail recycle@bu.edu.

Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day)

Earth Day Celebration
Location: Marsh Plaza, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Recycling raffle and clothing drive, with Earth-friendly prizes
  • Live music
  • Tables and activities sponsored by student and community organizations.

School of Education Green Committee
Location: SED lobby, Noon to 2 p.m.

  • Learn more about sedGreen, a group of volunteers who successfully lobbied for a building-wide bottle, paper, and cardboard recycling program.

College of General Studies Earth Day Raffle
Location: CGS lobby, 9 a.m.

  • The CGS student government will host a Go Green Raffle and give away prizes such as reusable drinking bottles and grocery bags, plants, seeds, and more.

Wednesday, April 23

Slow Food Banquet, cosponsored by Slow Food BU
Location: BU Beach, 5 p.m.

  • Experience organic and fresh foods in a relaxing environment.

Thursday, April 24

Film screening: King Corn
Location: Morse Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

  • Documentary filmmaker Ian Cheney will speak about one of the most popular U.S. crops, raising questions about how we eat and farm in America. King Corn is a South by Southwest and Hot Docs Film Festival selection.

Lights Out for Learning

  • Ask your professors to turn off classroom lights during the day, and be mindful of your own use of electricity.

Friday, April 25

Trash Audit
Location: Marsh Plaza, time to be announced

  • Trash from BU will be sorted for recyclable items.


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