Annual Sustainability Events at Babson

Bringing people together to build community and share ideas.


From Day One Fest

Babson College, Reynolds Lawn & Barefoot Park
Our annual sustainability fair, the From Day One Fest, showcases sustainable businesses (some who are Babson alum), local food venders, and campus organizations during our street-fair style event.
Stop by to try some of the amazing free food from our fantastic, local vendors, Stone Hearth Pizza, Boloco, and Giovanna Gelato. We will also be giving out our coveted, organic cotton Sustainability at Babson t-shirts– we have a limited amount, so get there early!
The From Day One Fest is the perfect opportunity to ask questions about corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. Also, don’t forget to check in with our Babson organizations to find out what they are doing to become more sustainable and how you can get involved in sustainability both in and outside of the class room.
Be sure to stop by and visit the growing list of vendors and organizations that will be present at the event.
This event is open to the public – contact for more information and follow us on Twitter @BabsonSustain for Sustainability Fair updates.

Zero Waste Challenge

The Zero Waste Challenge is an week-long annual competition to produce as little waste as possible. Participants collect all waste that they cannot recycle or compost and carry it with them during the week long competition.


 Zero Waste ChallengeZero Waste Challenge Rules

  • Put everything that you would throw away into your bag. 
  • You may put recyclable items in the recycling bin and compostable items in a compost bin if you have access to one, otherwise they go into your bag
  • Nothing can go into the trash. If you would put it in the trash… then it goes in your bag.
  • Anything with bodily fluids does not need to be collected, except tissues.
  • Plastic single-use water bottles must be collected (use a reusable water bottle instead).
  • The bag needs to be clear and attached to the OUTSIDE of your bag/purse/body.

Spring Tree Planting

Since April 2011, Facilities Management and the Sustainability Office have partnered to plant dozens of trees across Babson's campus. 

 Newton Apple Tree Grove planting, April 2013

Newton Apple Tree Grove planting, April 2013

Graduation Pledge

Pledge Ribbon.jpgBabson graduates can take the Graduation Pledge to become a part of a global community of responsible women and men who are committed to improving society and the environment through the workplace. Signatories wear a pledge ribbon on their gowns during commencement as a public display of their intent to fulfill the graduation commitment.




"Through the application of entrepreneurial thought and action, I pledge to integrate elements of environmental, social, and economic sustainability not the business practices in which I partake, in order to create resilient, sustainable prosperity.”