Annual Sustainability Events at Babson

Bringing people together to build community and share ideas.

From Day One Fest

Babson College, Reynolds Lawn and Barefoot Park

Our annual sustainability fair, the From Day One Fest, showcases sustainable businesses (some from Babson alumni), 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 also will 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 inside 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. email the Sustainability Office for more information and follow us on Twitter (@BabsonSustain) for Sustainability Fair updates.

Zero Waste Challenge

Zero Waste Challenge

The Zero Waste Challenge is a 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 Challenge Rules

  1. Put everything that you would throw away into your bag.
  2. 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.
  3. Nothing can go into the trash. If you would put it in the trash, then it goes in your bag.
  4. Anything with bodily fluids does not need to be collected, except tissues.
  5. Plastic single-use water bottles must be collected (use a reusable water bottle instead).
  6. 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

Green Orientation

At Babson, Sustainability starts From Day One.

Babson’s curriculum is making issues concerning social, environmental, economic responsibility, and sustainability (SEERS) central to a Babson education. Think concerns for people and planet standing alongside those of profit. Faculty at Babson also integrate principles of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® (ET&A), the action-based process by which entrepreneurs shape their ventures, across the academic disciplines. ET&A and SEERS ideas don’t end when students leave the classroom though—these educational foundations permeate students’ lives.​

Graduation Pledge

Babson graduates can take the Graduation Pledge to become a part of a global community of responsible people 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.

Graduation Pledge Ribbon

“Through the application of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®, I pledge to integrate elements of environmental, social, and economic sustainability in the business practices in which I partake, in order to create resilient, sustainable prosperity.”