Join us for a week-long celebration of our planet.

Earth Day is Wednesday April 22, 2015. 

But since everyday should be Earth Day, let’s celebrate for a little bit longer and call it Earth Days!

This year, the theme is “little things add up“. Together, we can take big steps towards a sustainable planet.

Don’t miss an event! Subscribe to the MIT Earth Days Google Calendar.

MIT Earth Days is coordinated by the Graduate Student Council (GSC) Sustainability, and funded by the MIT Office of Sustainability (Campus Sustainability Fund). If you are organizing an event and would like to be a part of MIT Earth Days 2015, please email us at gsc-sustainability@mit.edu .


Tuesday_4-21

WasteWatchersVolunteers Training Session: Waste Watchers
When: Tuesday April 21
Time: 4 – 4:30PM
Where: 1-131
Website: http://goo.gl/lLzal0 (sign up to volunteer!)
Contact: ltarte@mit.edu
Volunteer and become an expert on recycling/compost/waste, and get a free t-shirt!

11088496_811709182212423_6157862976640981634_oElemental: Environmental Film Festival
When:
Tuesday April 21, 7 – 9PM
Where:
Coffeehouse Lounge (W20-308)
Trailer: 
http://www.elementalthefilm.com/trailer
Contact: 
sydneygk@gmail.com
Join us for refreshments and a post-film discussion led by an MIT expert.


Wednesday_4-22

CompostWorkshopWorkshop: “How to Start Compost Collection in your Lab/Office”
Date:
Wednesday April 22
Time: 12:05PM or 12:30PM (2 identical sessions)
Where: 32-124
Contact: jchester@mit.edu
Come and learn how to start your own compost collection program at your workplace at MIT! Please RSVP.

11088496_811709182212423_6157862976640981634_oPlastic Paradise: Environmental Film Festival
When: 
Wednesday April 22, 12 – 1:30PM
Where:
W20-491
Trailer: 
https://vimeo.com/42143924
Contact: 
sydneygk@gmail.com
Join us for refreshments before the film and a post-film discussion led by Elsa Olivetti, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.

WasteWatchersEarth Days Green Team: Waste Watchers
When: Wednesday April 22, 12 – 2PM
Where: Student Center, Infinite Corridor, Stata Center, 100 Main Marketplace, Koch Café, and Steam Café
Website: http://goo.gl/lLzal0 (sign up to volunteer!)
Contact: ltarte@mit.edu
Friendly Green Team volunteers will be on-hand to help answer your “which bin does this go in?” questions 🙂

D-labAquaponics system @ D-Lab
When: Wednesday April 22, 5 – 7PM
Where: N51-350
Contact: millersa@mit.edu
Aquaponics is a food production system that combines aquaculture with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment. Visit this interactive system at the D-Lab to learn about aquaponics and become inspired to pursue DIY projects.

10440687_568320266629839_3519847319366751330_nUA Planting Event
When: Wednesday April 22, 5PM UA
Where: Cooperative Garden (in the parking lot across from Next House)
Website: sustain.scripts.mit.edu
Contact: ua-sustainability-garden@mit.edu
Come plant some vegetables in the new Undergraduate Cooperative Garden, and take them home with you!

11088496_811709182212423_6157862976640981634_oSourlands: Environmental Film Festival
When:
Wednesday April 22, 7 – 9PM
Where:
Coffeehouse Lounge (W20-308)
Trailer: http://www.sourlands.com/watch-the-trailer.html
Contact: 
sydneygk@gmail.com
Join us for refreshments and a post-film discussion lead by an MIT expert.

TrashOnMyBack_logo_wordsTrash on my Back Challenge
When: Wednesday April 22 – Sunday April 26
Where: trashonmybackmit.blogspot.com
Contact: ua-sustainability-chairs@mit.edu
Register to Participate: http://goo.gl/ZXkOU5
Sponsored by the MIT Undergraduate Association (UA) Committee on Sustainability. Challenge yourself to go zero-waste for 5-days!


Thursday_4-23

ChooseToReuseChoose to Reuse
When: 8AM (Drop-off begins); 11AM – 1PM (Pick-up)
Where: Stata Center (building 32), Mirror Lobby at the corner of Main Street and Vassar Street
Contact: recycling@mit.edu
Donate and pick up items – all for FREE! You don’t have to give to get.

WasteWatchersEarth Days Green Team: Waste Watchers
When: Thursday April 23, 12 – 2PM
Where: Student Center, Infinite Corridor, Stata Center, 100 Main Marketplace, Koch Café, and Steam Café
Website: http://goo.gl/lLzal0 (sign up to volunteer!)
Contact: ltarte@mit.edu
Friendly Green Team volunteers will be on-hand to help answer your “which bin does this go in?” questions 🙂

11088496_811709182212423_6157862976640981634_oAngel Azul: Environmental Film Festival
When: Thursday April 23, 7PM – 9PM
Where: Pappalardo Room (4-349)
Trailer: http://www.angelazulthemovie.com
Contact: sydneygk@gmail.com
Join us for refreshments before the film and a post-film discussion lead by Carolina Bastidas, a marine ecologist from the MIT Sea Grant Program.

TekumaEarth Day Photo Exhibit
When: Thursday April 23 – Friday May 1
Where: Student Center Game Room (W20)
Website: tekuma.net/exhibits/earthday
Contact: 
tekuma@mit.edu
Taking photography as a tool to capture the impact global warming has had on the majestic land of volcanoes and glaciers.


Friday_4-24

MITFacilitiesW20 Public Waste Audit
When: Friday April 24, 10AM – 1PM
Where: Student Center (W20) Steps
Contact: jdashnaw@mit.edu
At this eye-opening event, we get our hands dirty to find out what we as a community throw away at MIT. Last year, we found out that 2/3 of the trash could have been recycled or composted. Volunteers are welcome!

MIT Sustainability SummitSustainabilitySummit
When:
Friday April 24 – Saturday April 25
Where: 
McDermott Court, MIT
Website: 
sustainabilitysummit.mit.edu
Contact: 
sustainabilitysummit@mit.edu
This year’s Summit will focus on food and farming challenges.

WasteWatchersEarth Days Green Team: Waste Watchers
When: Friday April 24, 12 – 2PM
Where: Student Center, Infinite Corridor, Stata Center, 100 Main Marketplace, Koch Café, and Steam Café
Website: http://goo.gl/lLzal0 (sign up to volunteer!)
Contact: ltarte@mit.edu
Friendly Green Team volunteers will be on-hand to help answer your “which bin does this go in?” questions 🙂

WestgateLogoWestgate: 6 Degrees Could Change the World
When:
Friday April 24, 6 – 8PM
Where: Westgate (W85) lounge
Contact: westgate-eco@mit.edu
Join us for this film, free dinner (Earth-friendly pizza) and a post-film discussion. All families are welcome. Movie bingo sheets will be provided for children.

Waste AllianceWaste Research & Innovation Night
When: Friday April 24, 7 – 9PM
Where: Lobby 10 and Bush Room
Website: http://bit.ly/wasteresearchnight
Contact: trashiscash@mit.edu
A forum where students, researchers, entrepreneurs, industry, and policy makers can come together, share, and discuss waste-sector issues and innovations.


Saturday_4-25

Charles River Clean-UpSierraClub
When:
Saturday April 25, 8:30AM
Where:
Carpool from Westgate (W85) 
Register: 
westgate.scripts.mit.edu/u/2H
Contact: 
nschnepf@mit.edu
The Clean-up with the Sierra Club involves over 3000 volunteers helping to beautify the Charles River.

FurnitureExchangeFurniture Workshops & Special Open House
When: Saturday April 25, 10AM – 1PM
Where: Furniture Exchange (350 Brookline St, Cambridge)
Website: web.mit.edu/womensleague/fx
Contact: 
fx@mit.edu
Workshops on how to rehab old furniture: an Upholstery Demo and Milk and Chalk Paint Demos.


Sunday_4-26

WestgateLogoEarth Days @ Westgate: Wall-E
When: Sunday April 26, 10AM – 12PM
Where: Westgate (W85) lounge
Contact: westgate-eco@mit.edu
Join us for an environmentally focussed family movie event! We will provide snacks, a pre-film discussion and movie bingo for children.

WestgateLogoEarth Days @ Westgate: Food, Inc.
When:
Sunday April 26, 6 – 8PM
Where: Westgate (W85) lounge
Contact: westgate-eco@mit.edu
Join us for this film, free Earth-friendly dinner and a post-film discussion. All families are welcome. Movie bingo sheets will be provided for children.


Friday_5-1

WaterClubLogoWater Workshop
When: Friday May 1 – Saturday May 2
Where: 4-163
Website: waterworkshop.mit.edu
Contact: GHBEane@mit.edu
MIT Water Club is hosting a one-and-a-half day workshop on the subject of innovative approaches to addressing complex water problems.


Archived Events

Friday_4-17

CleanEarthHackathonMIT Clean Earth Hackathon
When: Friday April 17 – Sunday April 19
Where: MIT Media Lab (Building E15), Bartos Theatre
Website: cleanearthhack.mit.edu (FREE registration)
Contact: cleanearthhack@mit.edu
Join students, innovators, and business leaders in tackling real-world challenges put forth by our industry and academic partners.

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