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Because one day isn’t enough, we’re celebrating the Earth for a whole month here at Tufts! This page is your go-to hub for all Earth Month related activities happening across Tufts including events and resources for the whole month of April. Follow the Office of Sustainability on social media to get awesome eco-related content throughout the month.

Read on for more info about Earth Month events, Earth Fest, and more ways to celebrate Earth Month!

Earth Month Events

Check out our weekly social media posts of sustainability-related events on and off campus.

Earth Month Competition & Contest

We are launching a social media giveaway contest on April 8th where one lucky follower will win a high ticket sustainable prize! Follow our Instagram account for a chance to win.

All students living on campus are invited to start their spring cleaning early and help kick move-out waste to the curb during the Earth Month Donation Competition. On-campus “neighborhoods” will compete this month to collect the most donated items from students, with the winning neighborhood receiving an ice cream party from JP licks. See more details on our sustainable move-out page.


Celebrate Earth Day at an outdoor festival with games, activities, and freebies provided by sustainability-minded student groups. Hosted this year by the Sustainable CORE Fellows and TUSC.

Grab a friend, visit the tables, and have fun!

Saturday, April 27th
12 - 3 pm
Academic Quad, Medford/Somerville Campus


Resources to Dive Deeper into Sustainability During Earth Month

Watch List

  • The Game Changers 2018 documentary film about the benefits of plant-based eating for athletes.
  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a 2014 documentary film which explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and investigates the policies of a few environmental organizations on this issue.
  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is a 2020 documentary film through which Attenborough shares first-hand his concern for the current state of the planet due to humanity's impact on nature and his hopes for the future.
  • Chasing Coral is a 2017 American documentary film about a team of divers, scientists and photographers around the world who document the disappearance of coral reefs.
  • Our Planet is a British nature documentary series made for Netflix.
  • Okja is a 2017 action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho and written by Bong and Jon Ronson, the film is about a young girl who raises a genetically modified "super pig".
  • Before the Flood is a 2016 documentary film about climate change.
  • Rotten is an investigative documentary series produced by Zero Point Zero, focusing on corruption in the global food supply chain.
  • Down to Earth with Zac Efron is a web documentary series that was released on Netflix on July 10, 2020.It stars Zac Efron and Darin Olien and focuses on themes of travel, life experience, nature, green energy and sustainable living practices.
  • The Biggest Little Farm is a 2018 American documentary film. The film profiles the life of Chester and Molly as they acquire and establish themselves on Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark, California.
  • I Am Greta is a 2020 internationally co-produced documentary film directed by Nathan Grossman, following climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
  • Planet Earth II is a 2016 British nature documentary series produced by the BBC as a sequel to Planet Earth, which was broadcast in 2006.
  • Dark Waters is a 2019 American legal thriller film directed by Todd Haynes and written by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The story dramatizes Robert Bilott's case against the chemical manufacturing corporation DuPont after they contaminated a town with unregulated chemicals.

Reading List

  • Article: Racism is Killing the Planet by Hop Hopkins
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer,
  • The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Tom Rivett-Carnac and Christiana Figueres
  • This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
  • Weather by Jennifer Offill
  • The End of Nature by Bill McKibben
  • A Terrible Thing to Waste by Harriet A. Washington
  • Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta Taylor

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