Olin Climate Action Semester


Earth Week Events 4/20 to 4/26

We’re excited to announce a slate of events next week to celebrate Earth Week, Saturday April 20th to Friday April 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Claire, Kelsey or Alison.

Earth Week 2019 Pool Party - Carpool with a Colleague!

Have you always felt it would be great to carpool on your Olin commute, but didn't want to impose on your colleagues? It's a great experience, and it's better for the planet, but maybe you need a little push to make it OK to ask. Here it is!

We are running an experiment to connect staff and faculty through carpooling, and we are asking you to arrange a day in the next 2 weeks, 4/20 to 4/31, to ride with a colleague to create connections in our community and reduce our carbon emissions. Based on the results of this experiment, we will explore more support for regular carpooling at Olin including possible collaboration with Babson and Wellesley. For more information and to sign up, click here.


Schedule of Events:





Mon. 4/22

2-3pm & 3-4pm

Central Plant Tour

Student Art Gallery



An Inconvenient Truth Screening


Tues. 4/23


Cooking Workshop with Kevin*

Dining Hall

Wed 4/24

All day

“What’s your one thing?” campaign

Milas Entrance



Garden Tour

Meet at wooden waterfall,

Walk to garden



Stephen Frail Talk about Al Gore’s

Climate Reality Project




Interesting Conversations with

Rebecca Christianson


Thurs. 4/27


Waste: Trash, Recycling, Compost

Dining Hall Entrance



“A conversation about food, choices,

and sustainability” with Kevin, Jean, and Jon

Dining Hall Mezzanine

Fri. 4/26


Community Friday: Writing Letters to Reps

Dining Hall



Beekeeping Tour

Meet at Dining Hall,

Walk to Parcel B



Style Swap*

Milas Entrance



Kite Decorating and Flying (see attachment)

Dining Hall Area

Sun. 4/28


Sustainable Picnic


*Spring Week events with a sustainability theme

*Introduce no-meat meal: Olin’s Dining Hall will be reducing meat served on Tuesdays for the Spring 2019 semester to reduce our carbon footprint.*

If you are interested in climate change documentaries check out:

If you are interested in human influence on the environment documentaries check out: 


Gerber, P.J., Steinfeld, H., Henderson, B., Mottet, A., Opio, C., Dijkman, J., Falcucci, A. & Tempio, G. 2013. Tackling climate change through livestock – A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome

Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan. 2018. “Carbon Footprint Factsheet.” Pub. No. CSS09-05