Earth Day


Thursday, April 17

Sustainable Transportation Day

1-3:30 p.m. • B-Building Patio
Rethink the way you commute. Biking and rideshare programs can offer a fast and efficient method of commuting to work or school. Come learn about safe biking options, ride sharing and other sustainable transportation options from the Sustainability Club and NuRide. Get your bike tuned up or test out Hubway’s bike share program.

Sponsored by the Sustainability Club

Tuesday, April 22

Earth Day Celebration and Sustainability Showcase

1-2:15 p.m. • A300 and A300 Lobby
Sustainability projects originated by BHCC students, faculty and staff will be showcased and celebrated for their contribution to greening the BHCC campus. Come learn about ideas and innovations that have been introduced by our community to increase environmental awareness, reduce electricity consumption, reduce waste, increase recycling, and create a culture that supports sustainability here at BHCC. Program features a recognition ceremony, engaging speakers from the BHCC community, and an interactive table and poster session. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Presidents’ Climate Commitment Committee, BHCC Special Events, and the Sustainability Club.

Wednesday, April 23

E-Waste Drive and Recycling Fair

1-3:00 p.m. • D-Lounge
Donate your used electronic devices to BHCC’s third “e-Waste” event and benefit cancer patients, clinics and cancer research. Computers, laptops, and cell phones are welcome. CRT monitors and televisions cannot be accepted. All donations are tax deductible.

Sponsored by the Sustainability Club with assistance from students in CIT115 and Professor Jaime L’heureux.

Thursday, April 24

One Book Lecture with William Kamkwamba

1-2:15 p.m. • A300
William Kamkwamba is the author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, BHCC’s 2013-2014 One Book selection. The achievements chronicled in this remarkable book are a testament to the triumph of imagination and the power of human potential under the most adverse circumstances.

Sponsored by the One Book Program.

Thursday, May 1

Garden Party and Commemorative Tree Planting

1-2:15 p.m. • Community Garden, G-Building
Learn about BHCC’s Urban Organic Garden and how it is being integrated into the College curriculum. The event includes music and food, guest speakers, and discussions about urban gardening and healthy lifestyles. To honor the 40th anniversary of the College, a commemorative tree will be planted near the garden. All are welcome to get their hands dirty and help with the spring garden clean-up.

Sponsored by the Sustainability Club and Professor Kim Frashure with assistance from students in ENV105. Featuring music from the music club.