At Harvard our commitment to sustainability is a way of life, connecting faculty, students and staff at all 12 plus Schools and departments. It’s why we say “Green is the New Crimson.”

Even though April 22 is Earth Day, there are events and activities happening around campus all month to celebrate and raise awareness about environmental issues.

Get involved today!

Attend an event, check out our tools and resources, and share your photos with us on instagram and twitter using the #greenharvard hashtag.

Featured Events

Green Carpet Awards

Wednesday, April 2, 3:30–5 pm
Knafel Center, Radcliffe Gymnasium

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Sustainability Hackathon at Harvard

Saturday, April 19
Harvard i-Lab

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Campus-wide Earth Day Bonanza

Tuesday, April 22, 11–2 pm
Science Center Plaza
Rain Location: Science Center Arcade

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Harvard University Center for the Environment

Future of Energy Lecture Series with S. Julio Friedmann

Wednesday, April 2, 5 pm

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China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 9, 2:30 pm

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Science and Democracy Lecture Series: "What's the Public for Public Social Science?"

Tuesday, April 15, 5 pm

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Future of Energy Lecture Seires with Jeff Bingaman

Thursday, April 17, 5 pm

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Geoengineering: Science and Governance Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 30, 5 pm

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Harvard Business School

Climate Change and Business

Monday, April 14, 3:30 pm

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Episode screening and discussion of new Showtime series "Years of Living Dangerously"

Monday, April 21, 4-6 pm

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Harvard College 

Harvard Yard Planting - Postponed

Saturday, May 7, 12 pm

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Undergraduate Earth Day Fair

Saturday, April 26, 11 am-3 pm

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Freecycle and Earth Day Tea

Tuesday, April 22, 3 pm

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Harvard Divinity School 

Film Screening BIDDER 70

Monday, April 21, 12 pm

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Earth Day Lunch and Conversation

Tuesday, April 22, 12 pm

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Garden Blessing Noon Service

Wednesday, April 23, 12 pm

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Bike Check-up Clinic

Thursday, April 24, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

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Freecycle and Trash Audit

Friday, April 25

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Harvard Graduate School of Education

Bike check-up Clinic

Thursday, April 17, 10 am-2 pm

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Green Team Table

Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21

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Zero Waste Challenge Week

Monday, April 21-Friday, April 25

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Wear Green on Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22

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Environmental Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, April 17, 12 pm

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Lab-oriented Freecycle

Thursday, April 24, 12-2 pm

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Harvard UNIVERSITY Housing 

These events are open to Harvard Housing residents only.

Green Meme Contest

Create your own Green Meme that has at least one of the following elements:

  • Encourages a green action
  • Provides a great green tip
  • Incorporates a motivating fact or stat
  • Gives a Harvard Sustainability action a shout out

Submit your meme to, with Your Name, Building, Apt# in the subject line, by April 22.

We will then post your meme on the Green Harvard Facebook Page

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Sustainable Wine and Cheese Night with Dr. Carrasco and Dr. Parra

Location: 10 Akron
Thursday, April 10, 8 pm
Akron and Cowp residents only.
Come discuss sustainability and learn more about opportunities to get involved with Housing's Sustainable Community Leaders over local cheese and sustainably grown wines. 

Alewife Reservation Wetland Family Tour/Meet up at Botantic Gardens

Saturday, April 12, 10 am
Botanic Garden residents only.
Come discover the impacts of climate change firsthand and enjoy an educational experience of urban wild space just minutes away. 

Sustainable Dessert Night with Dr. Lerner and Dr. Gill

Location: 5 Cowperthwaite
​Wednesday, April 23, 8 pm
Akron and Cowp residents only.
A night of local and organic treats. Come discuss sustainability and learn more about the opportunities to get involved with Housing's Sustainable Community Leaders.

Peabody Terrace 2nd Annual Family Earth Day Festival

Sunday, April 27, 1-3 pm
Peabody Terrace residents only.
Food, fun, and sustainable living awareness for the entire family. 

Harvard Law School

Healthy and Sustainable Cooking Class

Tuesday, April 2, 5-7 pm

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Green Fridays @ Four

Friday, April 4, 4-6 pm

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The Meat We Eat: 2014 Forum on Industrial Animal Farming

Friday, April 4, 1-7:30 pm

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Fashion Swapaganza

Thursday, April 17, 11 am-2 pm

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Harvard Medical School

Earth Week Freecycle

Tuesday April 22-Friday April 25

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HMS Sustainability Fair

Thursday, April 24, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

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Additionally, the Courtyard and Elements Cafes will host Local Food Days on Thurday, April 24. 

Countway Garden Open House

Friday, April 25, 12 pm

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Harvard School of Public Health

Sebastian's Cafe goes Vegetarian!

Tuesday, April 22

Triumphs in Environmental Health since the first Earth Day

Wednesday, April 23, 12:30 pm

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Longwood-wide Sustainability Fair

Thursday, April 24, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

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