Engage, Discover, Learn
There are a wide range of local events, speakers and activities open to Merrimack students, faculty, as well as our regional community. The events listed here are an opportunity to engage, discover, and share about sustainability and the environment.
Voice of the Community: Campus and Regional Events, Speakers, Films and Activities
- February 2 to May 5. Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment examines for the first time how American and Native American artists have both reflected and shaped our understanding of the environment. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Learn More
- February 8, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network and Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE) Regional Conservation Forum. Wellesley College. Learn More
- February 13, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Wildland Fire Ecology in Massachusetts and Beyond. Center for Student Coastal Research, Cohasset, MA. Learn More
- February 27, 7:00 p.m. SWITCH. A documentary film on the the global adventure to discover the future or energy. Merrimack Campus, Crowe Hall Room 26. The public is welcome. *Center Environmental Film Series. Learn More
- February 27 - March 1. 2019 Northeast Aquatic Biologist Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. Learn More
- March 2, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) Annual Environmental Conference 2019. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Learn More
- March 6, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Massachusetts Environmental Education Society Annual Conference. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Learn More
- March 6, 7:00 p.m. TAPPED. An examination of the big business of bottled water. Merrimack Campus, Crowe Hall Room 26. Free and the public is welcome. *Center Environmental Film Series. Learn More
- March 6, 7:00 p.m. Climate Change and How We Respond. Professor Anthony Janetos, Boston University. Andover Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover. Free and open to the public. Learn More
- March 7, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. RecyclingWorks 2019 College and University Forum. Wellesley College. Learn more
- March 10, 11:45 a.m. Rob Bonney and Jim Mulloy of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be talking about the Massachusetts carbon pricing bill. Parish Hall of North Parish UU church, 190 Academy Road, North Andover, MA.
- March 10, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Vulnerability: An Interfaith Summit on How to Respond. Old South Church, Boston, MA. Learn More
- March 14, 7:00 p.m. Engaging the Climate Crisis. Rev. Jim Antal, author and climate activist. Andover Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover. Free and open to the public. Learn More
- March 20, 7:00 p.m. FOOD CHAINS. A film exploring the plight of farm workers and the Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. Merrimack Campus, Crowe Hall Room 26. Free and the public is welcome. *Center Environmental Film Series. Learn More
- March 23, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MassLands Conference: Enhancing Community through the Land. Worcester Technical High School, One Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA. Learn More
- March 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. R3 MassRecycle Recycling and Organics Conference and Expo. Sheraton Framingham, MA. Learn More
- March 27, 7:00 p.m. DAWNLAND. The film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States. Merrimack Campus, Crowe Hall Room 26. Free and the public is welcome. *Center Environmental Film Series. Learn More
- March 29 - 30. Tufts Energy Conference: Cooperation for Climate Stability. Tufts University, Medford, MA. Learn More
- April 3, 7:00 p.m. SWITCHED ON. Merrimack Campus, Crowe Hall Room 26. The public is welcome. *Center Environmental Film Series. Learn More
- April 5, 6:30 p.m. BURNED, The Movie. Film showing with with guest, Dr. Bill Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at Tufts University. Presented by the North Parish Unitarian Universalist Climate Justice Task Force and
the Merrimack College Center for Sustainability and the Environment. Arcidi Center, Merrimack College campus. Free and open to the public. Learn More
- April 10, 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Religion, Science and Ecology: Shared Responsibility for the Future. A Conference in Support of the Coalition of Massachusetts Religious Leaders and Scientists. Cascia Hall, Merrimack College. RSVP here. Keynote speaker Gina McCarthy, the 13th Administrator of the EPA and Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Learn More About Conference Speakers and Schedule
- April 11, 7:00 p.m. A Guide to Living Small Workshop. Mothers out front mobilizing for a livable climate. Andover Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover. Free and open to the public. Learn More
- April 11, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Greater Newburyport Green Expo. Nock Middle School, Newburyport, MA.
- April 18, 7 p.m. Extreme Weather: Hurricanes and Climate Change, a presentation by Dr. Christopher Skinner, a climate scientist and assistant professor in the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA.
- April 26, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. MIT Sustainability Summit. Samberg Conference Center, Cambridge, MA. Learn More
- April 26, 1 p.m. What can one person do about Climate Change: Representatives from Elders Climate Action will present an interactive session on why the problem of Climate Change is so critical and what you can do to help save the earth for future generations. Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA. Learn More
- April 27, all day. Local Environmental Action 2019! Bringing together community leaders, environmental justice advocates and activists from across the region to build skills, discuss new ideas, and be inspired for the work ahead. Learn More
Local Earth Day Events:
- Boxford: April 27, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Learn More
- Haverhill: April 27, 8:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m. Haverhill Earth Day 2019. Volunteers will meet at the Citizen’s Center at 10 Welcome Street at 8:30am for a briefing. Please bring your own rakes and sturdy gloves!
- Lawrence: April 21, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Let’s Clean Up our City! Common Street, across from City Hall, Lawrence, MA.
- North Andover: April 28, 12;00 - 4:00 p.m. North Andover - Annual Earth Day Town-Wide Clean-Up. Learn More
- Wilmington: Town of Wilmington, MA 2019 Earth Day Events. Learn More
- May 6, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 Energy and Environment Conference. Andover, MA Learn More
- June 2 - 5, New England Water Environment Association 2019 Spring Meeting. Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, NH. Learn More
*Sponsored by the McLaughlin Martin Family Environmental Innovation Fund
Submit Your Event
If you would like to add an event or activity, please email Jon Lyon.
Regional ORGANIZATIONS Calendars and Events
- Harvard University Center for the Environment
- Trustees (of Reservations)
- Essex Natural Heritage Area
- North Shore Locavore Farmers Markets
- Essex County Greenbelt
- Mass Audubon Joppa Flats
- New England Aquarium
- Mass Clean Energy Center
- Sustainability Events in Boston
- MIT Office of Sustainability
- Andover Village improvement Society