Each year UMass Lowell and community partners collectively organize Lowell Earth Day, a city-wide, month-long celebration of the arts, nature, and sustainability culminating in a downtown Festival and Parade.

2020 Earth Week

Logo with text: 50 Years Earth Day 2020. Inside the 0 in 50 is an image of the earth with the zero as the outline for the planet.


UMass Lowell is partnering with the four other UMass campuses to collectively celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

Members of the Lowell community and beyond are invited to join the celebration by virtually participating in a range of activities during Earth Week.

The UMass Earth Week calendar of activities (pdf) includes a family nature scavenger hunt, an interactive lunch and learn, a virtual happy hour and more!

Learn More on UMass Medical's Earth Week 2020 Website

Lowell Earth Day Festival & Parade

A colorful sign that reads "Earth Day" is exposed on the street during the Lowell Earth Day festivities. Image by Meghan Moore of MegPix

A colorful sign that reads "Earth Day" exposed on the streets of Lowell during the local Earth Day festivities.

The Office of Sustainability noticed many organizations and institutions sporadically hosted individual Earth Day events in Lowell and surrounding communities, but there was no collective effort between all the groups. This all changed in late 2014 when UMass Lowell led an exploration of opportunities for collaboration with a wide variety of community organizations and UMass Lowell faculty, students and staff to create a calendar of events for April and May. It was a huge success and annually since over 50 organizations stage events to celebrate Lowell’s sustainability in all of its aspects – environmental, artistic and cultural and participate in Lowell's Earth Day Festival & Parade at the end of April or beginning of May.