Earth Week

Celebrate Earth Day with BU

Members of the BU Sustainability team

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with BU Sustainability, online and in person. Our offerings this year will mostly be virtual, except for limited in-person opportunities.

How will you observe Earth Day? Let us know on social media. #BUEarthWeek

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) unless otherwise stated.

BU-Hosted Earth Week Events

Tuesday, April 20

Campus Climate Lab Information & Presentation Session

11 am–Noon

Hosted by BU Sustainability


Wednesday, April 21

Inspiration from Sweden in Corporate Sustainability Leadership

10–11 am

Hosted by Boston University Alumni Relations


Earth Day Tabling

1–4 pm

Hosted by BU Sustainability
Say hello to our BU Sustainability interns, learn about current initiatives, and get a cute foldable tote bag (while supplies last). Green badges, social distancing, and masks required. Find us at the Talbot Green on the BU Medical Campus and the George Sherman Union (GSU) Plaza on the Charles River Campus.


Telling the Untold History of Civil Rights Leaders in Boston
4–5 pm

Hosted by BU Initiative on Cities


“Exploring Environmental Justice: Energy Justice in the Boston Area” (Zoom)

5–6 pm

Hosted by BU Sustainability in partnership with BU Student Government, BUMC Climate Action Group, and BU Energy and Sustainability Club

Join us for a panel on Environmental Justice focusing on Energy Justice, featuring Boston Area community organizers and policy experts.

Register on Eventbrite.


Environmental Education Night

5:30–6:30 pm

Hosted by MASSPIRG BU Chapter

Join us at MASSPIRG to learn more about the Earth Day, climate change, intersectional environmentalism, and environmental justice. We’ll watch some videos and discuss what we learn as a group. If we have time, we’ll also make some graphics to post on social media to call attention to renewable energy!


Thursday, April 22

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Earth Day 2021

3–6 pm
Hosted by BU Libraries


Virtual Campaign Action

6–8 pm

After spending Earth Day learning about how important it is that we protect our planet, you can make a real difference with MASSPIRG on our environmental campaigns. Join us on zoom to help share our 100% Renewable Energy and Arctic Wildlife Refuge Protection petitions and push our representatives to pass much needed environmental legislation.

Hosted by MASSPIRG BU Chapter


Queer Art of Sustainability

7 pm

Hosted by Jeremy M Schulz


Climate Resilient Cities: An Earth Day Discussion Of Sea-Level Rise

7 pm

Hosted by WBUR


Friday, April 23

Sustainable African Electricity Sector Expansion: The Critical Role of Social Factors

11 am–12:30 pm

Hosted by Institute for Sustainable Energy and Global Development Policy Center


“Trash Talk with Kaity and Maddy” (Livestream on Instagram)

1–2 pm

Hosted by BU Sustainability

Join Kaity Robbins (Zero Waste Manager) and Madeline Scully (Zero Waste Intern and student), to discuss how the University aims to reduce our waste by 90%. How can you help us achieve this? Join us to learn, ask questions, and get answers. Join live or watch the replay on Instagram (@sustainablebu).


Friday, April 30

Urban Inequalities Doctoral Workshop: "Queering the Disaster Response: LGBT+ Responses in Mexico City to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic"

2:30 pm–4 pm
Hosted by BU Initiative on Cities

External Earth Week Events

Learn about how people around the world are recognizing Earth Day 2021, by visiting

Wednesday, April 21

Brookline GreenSpace Alliance Annual Meeting

7 pm

Special Guest Speaker: Nathan Phillips, affiliated faculty with the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy, Professor in the Department of Earth and Environment, and Acting Director of the Sustainable Neighborhood Lab.

Thursday, April 22

Earth Day Boston's 2021 Event

7 pm
Hosted by Earth Day Boston