Sustainability
Help UMass and your residence hall out-green the competition by participating in the 2017 RecycleMania competition.

January 23—April 1, 2017

All Campus

Weekly 30-minute mindfulness practice followed by sharing of resources, action-based opportunities, and ideas.

January 30—May 8, 2017, Mondays 3:00 pm-3:45 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1638

Join us in Franklin Permaculture Garden for an educational afternoon of small fruit pruning with UMass Extension's Sonia Schloemann. Gain hands on experience on how to prepare fruiting shrubs for the coming season.

March 30, 2017
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Franklin Permaculture Garden
Participate in the Talking Truth reflective writing exercise as part of the UMass Libraries’ spring Climate Change event, which will also include a Sustainability Showcase, speakers and refreshments. 

April 1, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Learning Commons in W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level

The event includes a Sustainability Showcase featuring a variety of UMass Amherst campus-based sustainability initiatives, talks by UMass Amherst geosciences professors Julie Brigham-Grette and Robert DeConto, as well as the presentation of the Libraries’ 2017 Sustainability Hero Award to Massachusetts State Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose, and the awarding of first place prize for the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award.

April 1, 2017
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lower Level

Get the inside stories of the new Design Building, renovated Old Chapel, South College addition, Integrative Learning Center and others.

April 13, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Meet in Lobby

Gain insights into your personal journey toward forward-thinking work in sustainable living and community building within the fields of education, entrepreneurialism and green building.

April 19, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

Come celebrate Earth Day with over 30 campus and community groups and activities throughout campus.

April 21, 2017
8:00 am-4:00 pm

Student Union, North Lawn

Meet up with representatives from Talking Truth in the Climate Transformer area. 

April 22, 2017
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Amherst Town Common