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Sustainability Events

The Office of Sustainability works to maintain a presence at large university events and works to demonstrate the university's commitment to sustainability through large, regularly-occurring, annual events.

More information on the annual events managed by the Office of Sustainability can be found by clicking on the Event links below:

  • The Lowell Earth Day Festival & Parade is one of the Office's premier events, it is an annual, city-wide, month-long celebration of the arts, nature, and sustainability culminating in a downtown Festival and Parade. It occurs in the Spring Semester every April usually culminating on the third Saturday of the month, on the weekend nearest Earth Day (April 22).
  • Fall & Spring Into Recycling is a free, annual, recycling event that occurs once every semester-- in the fall in late October/early November and in the spring in April. Community members are allowed to bring in goods and material from their homes and offices for recycling.
  • Sustainable Move-In ensures all of the waste generated by the annual late summer move-in is efficiently managed and responsibly recycled. This is accomplished in partnership with our waste hauler.
  • Sustainable Move Out Donation Drives occur twice a year at the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters. These drives allow students to donate any unwanted material from their residence hall rooms and allow us to collect, sort, and donate all of the material to on-campus organizations or regional nonprofits.
  • The Annual David Lustick Climate Change Teach-In- brings leaders in climate change research and/or activism to UMass Lowell to speak to¬†
We also support sustainability at events outside of our office by:
  • Tabling and promoting the university's core commitment to sustainability at Welcome Days, Open Houses, and other large annual events like the Kennedy College of Sciences Block Party.
  • Working behind the scenes to integrate sustainability into other university events and programming like ensuring recycling is available at the Tsongas Center
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