Earth Day has been reinvented at MIT. The Institute has a long history of Earth Day fairs, film series, colloquia, and other activities designed to celebrate the day and spread information about energy and the environment. This year marked a shift from providing information to providing an organized program to motivate green action within the MIT community with the pilot of the MIT Earth Day Challenge. MIT students and staff participated in the Challenge to “take action, earn points, and win prizes”.
Between April 1 and April 25, nearly 100 participants engaged in 151 individual green actions. Participation in the pilot program surpassed the Challenge organizers’ expectations and established an excellent foundation for future Earth Days. Read about the winners on MITnews.