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Did you know that April is Earth Month? There are many ways to celebrate! Why not commit to doing something daily to reduce your impact? Check out our quick tips, and don’t forget to look below at all the events taking place this month!


  • For The Love Of Bugs
    6:00pm – 8:30pm
    One Broadway Venture Cafe, 5th Floor Cambridge
    Many insect populations are experiencing steep declines, impacting everything from our food to our forests. And since humans have a symbiotic relationship with insects (e.g. we need them, they need us), what happens to them is bound to have an effect on us. Join us to discuss….for the love of bugs. And humans, you could say. This event is hosted by one of the recipients of the Green Fund who is also hosting the Edible Insects Festival on April 17 and 18.


  • Landscape of Chinese Clean Energy Innovation: System Strengths and Weaknesses
    12:30 – 1:45 pm
    Crowe Room, Goddard 310
    CIERP Research Seminar with Ping Huang, Postdoctoral Scholar at the Climate Policy Lab in the Fletcher School.
  • Tufts Water Symposium: Visions of the Future
    Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave
    This year’s Water Symposium theme is Water: Visions of the Future and focuses on how New England can and will manage its water resources in the coming years. This half-day event includes morning presentations and a panel discussion, followed by a catered, networking lunch. Tickets include lunch.
  • Grow Your Brain and Win Some Plants!
    Hodgdon Hall
    Join the Area 2 Eco Reps and the Tufts Garden Club for plant and sustainability-related trivia! Winners of each round will receive plants, and there will be fruit and snacks from The Oat Shop for all!


  • Lunch and Learn
    Curtis Hall
    Join Jessica Sparks for a discussion of “Slavery at sea – Bidirectional links between marine degradation and modern slavery.”
  • Environmental Career Night
    Dowling Hall
    This Environmental Career Night brings together alumni and students who are interested in working in the environmental and energy fields. The evening, hosted by Tufts Institute of the Environment, Tufts Alumni Relations, and the Tufts Environmental Alumni will feature a diverse group of panelists.


  • SMFA Eco-Reps Refuel Waffle Brunch
    1023 Beacon Street
    Get a waffle, learn about biofuel! Details to come at the Eco-Reps Facebook page.



  • We Are Still In Webinar
    1pm – 2pm
    Please join us on April 9th from 1:00pm EDT to 2:00pm EDT for a comprehensive overview of We Are Still In’s plans for 2019. This webinar will serve as an opportunity to learn about the national and international climate landscapes of 2019, contexts and strategies to be aware of looking towards 2020 and 2021, and specific upcoming opportunities for your organization to engage around climate action. We hope that you will join us!
  • Film Screening: Before the Flood
    Terrace Room, Paige Hall
    Join SEA for their screening of “Before the Flood,” a film following Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the globe to witness first hand the devastating effects of climate change and what can be done to solve the climate crisis. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for more details.


  • Lunch and Learn
    Curtis Hall
    Moira Zellner will be presenting on “Participatory modeling for environmental planning.”



  • Bike to Farm to Table 2.0
    Tisch Patio by Tufts Bikes

    Join Tufts Area 4 EcoReps and Tufts Bikes for our second annual biking excursion to the Somerville Winter Farmer’s Market at the Armory! Meet us on Tisch Patio to rent a bike from TuftsBikes if you don’t have your own and we will all bike over together.

APRIL 15-19

  • Zero Waste Week 2019
    Join the Tufts Eco-Reps for Zero Waste Week – a week long event to help educate people about waste by challenging participants to collect all non-recyclable and non-compostable waste they produce over the course of week. Check out the Facebook event for more details!


  • Edible Insects Festival at Tufts
    11:30-1:30pm | Tisch Room 304
    3:30-5pm | SEC Atrium
    As Biology, Tufts University professor Sara Lewis explains, “it’s remarkable that 2 billion people around the world already consume insects as part of their daily diet. Yet here in the U.S., there’s an ‘ick’ aversion that we need to overcome. So we see this festival as a catalyst for changing the way people feel about eating insects.” Join us for the Edible Insect Festival this spring at Tufts University! Chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs will join us to host workshops and demos on Wednesday, April 17th. Details here


  • Edible Insects Festival at Tufts
    SEC 200 College Ave
    Chef Joseph Yoon will be preparing a catered meal for the Tufts Community on Thursday, April 18th. Join us to taste the delicious, sustainable, and nutritious Brooklyn Bugs recipes. RSVP details and tickets are here.
  • Lunch and Learn
    Curtis Hall
    Join Eva Birk’s Lunch and Learn on: Working with industry to achieve results – Is it possible?
  • SMFA Health, Safety, and Sustainability Day
    12:30pm – 3:00pm
    SMFA Campus, 230 Fenway, Boston
    The Sustainability Task Force at the SMFA has planned this event to honor Julie Graham, a professor at the SMFA who recently passed of lung cancer. This day will be used to celebrate and investigate the ways in which artists can make an environmental difference locally, give the community access to new and safe tools, remind ourselves of ways to operate responsibly in the studio and remember an artist who dedicated her life to creative material solutions. To RSVP or for questions, contact


  • Earth Fest 2019
    Academic Quad
    Students for Environmental Awareness and EcoReps invite you to the annual Earth Fest, a FREE event on the Academic Quad to celebrate sustainability in the community in honor of Earth Day. The event will include live music, a vegetarian cookout provided by the GreEco Reps, a clothing exchange hosted by the Eco Reps, and tables hosted by all of your favorite student groups and local organizations. Be sure to bring your reusable mug and stop by the Office of Sustainability and Recycling tables!APRIL 23
  • CIERP Event with Gary Dirks
    4:00 – 5:30 pm
    Cabot 702
    Dr. Dirks is director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and director of LightWorks®, an Arizona State University initiative that capitalizes on ASU’s strengths in solar energy and other light-inspired research. This event is hosted by the Climate & Energy working group of the Tufts University Research and Scholarship Strategic Plan. Reception to follow.


  • Earth Day Picnic 
    Goddard Chapel

    Please join Tufts Technology Services (TTS) in remembering David J. Kahle on Earth Day by bringing an eco-friendly picnic lunch and a blanket/chair for a “Picnic Under David’s Tree.”


  • CIERP Research Seminar with Jenny Aker
    Crowe Room, Goddard 310
    Join Professor Jenny Aker during this CIERP research seminar titled: What are the barriers to the adoption of environmental techniques in Africa? Evidence from Niger
  • Reuse/Up-Cycling Craft Night
    Elm’s Cafe at Tufts Cummings Campus
    Grafton Green Team has partnered with the SAVMA Wellness Committee to invite the Cummings community to join us for a night of relaxation, snacks, and crafts! Many things we recycle or throw away can actually be reused/upcycled and made into something completely new. Please bring broken/old/worn out items and transform them into new, beautiful, and useful objects for yourself, family, friend, or even pets!


  • Lunch and Learn
    Curtis Hall
    Ari Daniels will present this lunch and learn titled “The power of story.




  • Somerville Sustainability Tour
    Curious how you can be a part of Somerville’s sustainable future? Come learn from generous Somerville neighbors who are opening up their homes and sharing with you how they have made their lifestyles more sustainable, from small changes to big transformations. If they can do it, so can you!
  • Bike Month Kick-Off
    Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville
    This year’s celebration will feature live music, local organizations and businesses, live music, and a panel discussion on “Sustainable Active Transportation” at 3pm.


  • Eco-Reps Area 3: Buffalo Exchange Pop-Up Sale
    Upper Campus, Center Patio
    Details to come at the Eco-Reps Facebook page.
  • Nibble X Sustainaville Week: Ethiopian Cooking Class with Meqdes
    Foundation Kitchen
    3 Washington St. Somerville
    Looking to eat less meat and hoping to expand your menu options at home? Chef/Owner of Adey foods and Nibble entrepreneur, Meqdes Mesfin is excited to offer the know-how for making yummy Ethiopian meals at home. A vegetarian- and vegan- friendly cuisine, Ethiopian food is not just flavor-packed, it’s also full of protein, fiber, and can be totally gluten-free. Come join us in this hands-on experience in creating delicious Ethiopian dishes while learning about how you can do this at home with the help of a slow cooker or an InstantPot! $50/person – limited to 10 people
  • SPL Supper Club: Meatless Monday Edition
    Remnant Brewing, 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville
    The SPL Supper Club is a cookbook book club that meets on the last Monday of each month. The group has a potluck dinner party at Remnant Brewery celebrating the cookbook of the month. April’s cookbook of the month will be a vegetarian favorite. Pick a dish to make and share!


  • Earth Day Storytime with West Branch Library
    Somerville Community Baptist Church
    31 College Ave., Somerville
  • Climate Justice in Somerville: Youth Perspectives
    Mystic Activity Center | Community Room
    530 Mystic Ave., Somerville
    What is climate justice? Why should Somerville residents care about climate change? How does and will it affect us, from the food we eat to the racial inequities we face? What can we do about it? The Green Team at Groundwork Somerville will host an interactive workshop for the Somerville community to learn about and discuss climate justice in our city and beyond. Event details will be available here.


  • Waste Myth Busters: Everything You Didn’t Know About Waste and Recycling
    Tufts Administration Building (TAB), 167 Holland St., Somerville
    Where does my recycling go after I put it in the bin? Why can I recycle some plastics but not all? What is happening with China’s recycling policies and why does it matter to Somerville? If you’re curious about the answers to these questions, come to a fun, interactive panel discussion about the global and local recycling market with local experts. There will be lots of time for Q&A and discussion, so bring your tough questions! RSVP here.