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

Harvard Climate Week

MondayFriday, April 2428 

This week-long series of events will showcase some of the best scholarship and thinking related to climate change that we have here on campus. Events open to the public.

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Harvard Celebrates Earth Day - Canceled due to rain

Friday, April 21
Harvard Science Center Plaza
Shine only, no rain date.

Climate Ready Boston: Planning for the Challenges Ahead

Monday, April 24, 2 pm
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard GSD
​Part of Climate Week

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Defending the Climate in the Trumpocene

Wednesday, April 26, 12 pm
Science Center Hall A
Part of Climate Week

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Human Health in a Changing Climate

Thursday, April 27, 9 am
250 Jefferson Hall, 17 Oxford Street
Part of Climate Week

Welcoming remarks by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust. Keynote address by Gina McCarthy, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, with an introduction by Michelle Williams, Dean of the Harvard T.H. School of Public Health

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Achieving Harvard's Science-based Climate Goal

Friday, April 28, 12 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center

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Harvard Business School

HBS Clothing Swap

Monday, April 11, 12-2 pm

Drop off your donations: April 3-4 & 6-7, Spangler Grille Game Room (11 am- 1 pm); April 5, Cumnock 101B (11 am-1 pm)

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Harvard College 

Harvard's Environmental Action Committee's Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 22, 11 am-2 pm (before the Science March)
Science Center Plaza

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Harvard Divinity School

Film Screening: Polyfaces

Monday, April 18, 12-1:30 pm

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Bike Safety Checks and Breakfast

Tuesday, April 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

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Garden Blessing in HDS Garden (behind CSWR)

Wednesday, April 19, 12:10-1 pm

Come to sing, plant, and bless the HDS Garden

HDS Freecycle

Thursday, April 21, 10 am-4 pm

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Waste Audit

Friday, April 22, 10-11:30 am

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Harvard Graduate School of Education

HGSE Green Thumb Fair

Thursday, April 27, 12-2 pm

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Harvard Extension School

Being the Change: Transformational Stories of Sustainability Leadership and Climate Activism 

Friday, April 28, 5:30-7:30 pm
Sever Hall 113, Harvard Yard

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Harvard Celebrates Earth Day

Friday, April 21, 11 am-1pm

FAS will be sponsoring a Freecycle, Lighting Fair, Quad Bike Check ups and more!

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Harvard University Housing events

The Graduate Commons Program and its team of Community Advisors are hosting events for HUH residents throughout the month.

  • Recycled Arts and Crafts Family Night at Peabody Terrace
  • Community Conversation “Sustain Dialogue” at One Western and Peabody Terrace. Topic: Climate Change
  • Indoor Herb Garden Building at Riverside and Garden
  • GCP Service Day at the Cambridge Community Center
  • Sustainable Wine & Cheese Tasting at Peabody Terrace
  • Bike Maintenance 101 with Quad Bikes at Botanic Gardens, Holden Green and 5 Cowperthwaite
  • The Community Garden Project at Holden Green and Athens Street
  • April 29th Bee Green Bash! at Peabody Terrace Courtyard

Open to HUH residents only.

View the event calendars for more information and to register

Harvard Longwood campus

Take the Stairs Campaign

Wednesday, March 15-Monday, April 24

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Harvard Medical School Sustainability Fair

Wednesday, April 26, 11 am-2 pm
Courtyard Cafe

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Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Sustainability Fair

Thursday, April 27, 11 am-2 pm
Kresge Cafe, Rosenau Atrium

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"Living Sustainably" Yoga and Kitchari Cooking Class

Sunday, April 30, 4-7 pm
Shattuck International House

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Freecycle

Wednesday, May 3, 11 am-2 pm
Kresge Cafe, Rosenau Atrium

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Harvard Medical School Freecycle

Thursday, May 4, 11 am-2 pm
Courtyard Cafe

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

Ocean Evolution Today

The Impact of Human Activities on the Ecology and Evolution of Marine Organisms

Thursday, April 20, 4 pm
Science Center, Hall D

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Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens

Exhibition runs through July 16, 2017

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Planetary Health Alliance

The Impact of Pollution on Planetary Health

Wednesday, April 12, 4 pm
Haller Hall, Room 102, Harvard Geological Museum

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Inaugural Planetary Health/GeoHealth Annual Meeting

Saturday, April 29-Sunday, April 30
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School
Open to the public

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View the Harvard University Center for the Environment's Calendar