In 2018, the One World @ MIT event focused on sustainability. Attendees were invited to visit one—or all—of the four dance party locations on campus, each one featuring a sustainability theme (Oceans; Energy; Atmosphere; and Earth + Community). Additionally, the Sustainable World Lounge on Kresge Lawn provided a location for guests to relax and explore the ways MIT community members are working to create a more sustainable future.
One Sustainable World was an evening of food, music, dance, fun, and exploration.
One Sustainable World event principles
- Engage and empower members of the MIT community to commit to making lasting choices that advance the well-being and resilience of people and the environment.
- Educate attendees about the ways in which MIT people, research, and current initiatives are creating a more sustainable future.
May 12, 2018 event details and schedule
Atmosphere | Kresge Oval
- Special appearances: Sakata Afrique (9 pm) and MIT Tango (10 pm)
- The Houston Bernard Country Band
- DJ playing Reggae, Afrobeats, + Bollywood
Oceans | Johnson Athletics Center Ice Rink
- 9 pm: The Cooper Williams Band
- 9:50 pm: Special appearance by Mocha Moves
- Soul + R&B by Roomful of Blues
- DJ fuses KPop, Hip Hop, Kwaito, Highlife, + Assiko
Energy | Rockwell Cage
- Mega DJ show in the Campus Night Club
Earth + Community | Killian Court
- 9 pm: Special appearance by MIT Mirchi and MIT Bhangra
- The Jamal Sinno Arabic Ensemble (playing folk + contemporary)
- Latin sounds of Old Havana by the Beantown Social Club
Sustainable World Lounge | Kresge Lawn
A special tent housing a lounge with low lighting, comfortable seating, and tasty desserts. A quiet oasis in the midst of the lively dance tents, it was a place to meet up with friends and peruse and engage with people- and environment-focused content from MIT’s researchers, labs, and centers. Featured activities included an energy-use card game with the GSC Sustainability Subcommittee, the EAPS iGlobe displaying Earth data, CSAIL’s autonomous Prius, and the Greenhouse Gamble roulette wheels with the Joint Program on the Science & Policy of Global Change.