Kennedy School visiting scholar Christopher B. Barrett argued that “poverty traps” often contribute to environmental degradation.
Several members of environmental activist group Divest Harvard quietly carried signs outside a Kennedy School film series screening sponsored by Shell Oil Company.
The Office for Sustainability implemented Faust’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent over 10 years, working with individual schools and departments to reduce emissions across the University.
Some Harvard professors and researchers say they are worried about how Donald Trump’s presidency could affect federal funding for scientific research.
Experts discussed conservation strategies that can both protect biodiversity and encourage economic development at a panel Thursday evening.
Reduced rainfall in Massachusetts and parts of the Northeast since May has pushed Cambridge’s local reservoirs to their lowest volume in at least 10 years, driving the city to purchase millions of dollars of water.
During the conversation at the Law School, Mary T.W. Robinson emphasized the need for international policies promoting sustainability.
The core idea of the Living Laboratory initiative, which will be housed in the Office for Sustainability, is to use the Harvard campus as a test bed for new ideas related to combating climate change and improving public health.
The upcoming film was screened in Somerville Theater for those with a Harvard ID and a guest. A panel offered insights into the 2010 BP oil spill and the extensive aftermath.
More than a century old, the Harvard Forest still bears traces of its past—stone fences, ancient oaks. Yet changes have come, too, subtle but significant.