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

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Featured Events

Free Secure and Sustainable Electronics Recycling

Bring your personal and University devices in need of safe, secure recycling to a free community-event happening this month. Learn more

Harvard Celebrates Earth Day

  • Monday, April 22, 12pm-2pm
  • Since it'll be raining, this will be inside at the Smith Campus Center, Harvard Commons

FixIt Clinic @ Cabot Library

DIY Bike Tune-Ups

  • Monday, April 22, 12-2pm
  • Science Center Plaza (near the Science Center entrance)

Harvard Business School

Sustainability: What it Means for Today’s Business Leaders

April 22nd in Hamilton Hall Lounge from 3:30-4:30 PM

Sustainability is a compelling goal for many businesses, but achieving real environmental impact requires skills in leadership, organizational change, and internal and external communication. As VP of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company, Auden Schendler has played those roles so effectively that sustainability is now central to the company’s brand. In this session, Schendler reflects on how we can all become sustainability leaders.

Toast Beer Tasting

April 22nd in the Spangler Grille Game Room starting at 5 PM

In celebration of Earth Day, come join us at an exclusive Toast Ale tasting and demonstration. Learn how sustainable this brewer is in making their unique craft beers, using unused bread that would otherwise go to waste. It doesn’t get more craftier than this! Register for the event at this link.

Earth Fest

April 23rd in the Spangler Grille from 3-4:30 PM

In celebration of Earth Week, HBS Operations and Restaurant Associates are hosting Earth Fest. The event will highlight sustainable food, water reduction strategies, waste reduction strategies, a honey tasting, and more!

The event will have food samples and raffle prizes to win!

e-Waste Recycling at Spring Fest

April 24th from 11:30-1 PM

Do you have electronic waste (e-Waste) sitting around in your home or office? Come and recycle your e-Waste at Spring Fest. We will have a Data Shredder truck available on-site to collect all equipment and recycle it properly. Please see MyHBS for accepted items.

Sustainable Food Features in Spangler Dining Hall

Farm Forward Chef’s Table - April 22nd at breakfast

Recently, HBS qualified for Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle. As a member of the Leadership Circle, we have committed to buy 100% of our eggs – both liquid and shell – from farms that are certified higher-welfare and align with the Leadership Circle’s sourcing requirements. To highlight this achievement, for breakfast on Earth Day RA will be featuring a special egg dish at the chef's table in Spangler. Come and check it out! To learn more please visit here.

Menus of Change Recipe Contest Feature - April 22nd at lunch

RA will be featuring one winning staff member's recipe at the Spangler Chef’s Table as a part of the Menus of Change program.  The Menus of Change program highlights healthy and sustainable plant-based options. By encouraging the HBS community to integrate vegetarian meals into their diet, we aim to raise awareness about the health and sustainability benefits of eating less meat, and reduce our overall environmental impact on campus.

Harvard College 

Environmental Action Committee's Annual Earth Day Festival

  • Saturday, April 27, 12-3 pm
  • Science Center Plaza


Wasted! The Story of Food Waste – Film viewing and discussion

Whiskey Is for Drinking; Water Is for Fighting Over: A Discussion with Jeff Kightlinger

  • Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019: 12 – 1 PM

Disclosing Climate Risks: Navigating Legal and Practical Barriers to Expanded Disclosure

Climate Instability and Agriculture: Cows, Corn, and Crap

The Green New Deal and the Future of Food

ELS Horizon Award

Harvard Kennedy SChool

Harvard Divinity School



Harvard Celebrates Earth Day

  • Monday, April 22, 12-2 pm
  • Moved to the Smith Campus Center, Harvard Commons due to rain


Climate Change Exhibit (Ongoing)

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
  • 9 AM – 5 PM

The Endangered Species Project: New England

  • Office for the Arts at Harvard
  • 224 Western Ave. Allston
  • Opening Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 10 AM – 8 PM

The Commonwealth of Breath: Climate and Consciousness in a More-than-Human World

  • Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Ave.
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 5:30 – 7 PM

Botany Blast: Season Shifts in Trees

  • Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building
  • 125 Arborway, Boston
  • Monday, April 15, 2019: 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Meet a Scientist at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

  • Harvard Museum of National History, 26 Oxford St.
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM

LOBSTER WAR: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds Film Screening

  • Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:00 PM

Harvard University Housing events

Open to HUH residents only.

View the event calendars for more information and to register

Harvard Longwood campus

Take the Stairs Campaign

Electronics Recycling Collection

Planetary Health Alliance

April 16, at 12pm 
Predicting Crop Yields from Water Resources
Organized by: Harvard Global Health Institute 
Location: Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church Street, Cambridge

Thursday, April 18, at 12pm 
Climate Change and Cities
Organized by: Department of Urban Studies & Planning, MIT 
Location: Building 9, 451, 105 Mass Ave, Cambridge

View the Harvard University Center for the Environment's Calendar