Earth Day

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

Saturday, April 17

Living Landscapes: Foraging, Food Sovereignty, Racial Justice, and Environmentalism

1:00 pm on Saturday until 7:00 pm on Sunday, April 18
Hosted by BU Gastronomy


Monday, April 19

Virtual Vegan Cooking Class

7:30–9:00 pm
Hosted by FEAST, Student Government, CHAARG, and Running Club


Tuesday, April 20

Campus Climate Lab Information & Presentation Session

11 am–Noon
Hosted by BU Sustainability

Food for Thought

7–8:30 pm
Hosted by FEAST, Environmental Student Organization, and Epsilon Eta


Wednesday, April 21

Inspiration from Sweden in Corporate Sustainability Leadership

10–11 am
Hosted by Boston University Alumni Relations

15% Discount at Rhythm ‘N Wraps for BU students with BU ID

11am–8 pm
Hosted by FEAST and Student Government’s Department of Environmental Affairs

How We Talk About the Climate Crisis

3–4 pm
Hosted by Boston University Alumni & Friends

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 the Institute for Sustainable Energy, BU Student Government, BUMC Climate Action Group, and BU Energy and Sustainability Club.
Register on Eventbrite.

Environmental Education Night

5:30–6:30 pm
Hosted by MASSPIRG BU Chapter


Thursday, April 22

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Earth Day 2021

3–6 pm
Hosted by BU Libraries

Let’s Talk about Food Justice with Ali Berlow

4–5 pm
Hosted by FEAST

Clean-Ups at BU Beach to Charles River Esplanade 

5–6 pm
Hosted by Marine Science Association

Virtual Campaign Action

6–8 pm
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).

#1WeekBU Summit

5–6 pm
Hosted by FEAST and BUnited

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

Monday, April 19

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.
Hosted by Brookline GreenSpace Alliance 

Thursday, April 22

Earth Day Boston’s 2021 Event

7 pm
Hosted by Earth Day Boston