OneWorld 2018

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.