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The Harvard Extension Environmental Club screened “The True Cost,” a documentary detailing the environmental and humans costs of the clothing industry.
The pledge asks for an “ambitious agreement” at this winter's United Nations conference on climate change in Paris.
Organizations across the campus and area, from Food For Free to Harvard University Dining Services, have been working to reduce the prevalence of food waste, yet it still remains a pressing issue, they say.
Turns out, the rakes are there in preparation for RakeHarvard, “Harvard’s First-Ever People-Powered Rake-In,” according to Harvard’s sustainability website.
Pedicini, who will leave HMC after just two-and-a-half years, departs after her department suffered criticism from Divest Harvard over the Management Company’s steadfast refusal to fully divest the endowment from the fossil fuel industry.
The panel discussion, which took place at the Kennedy School of Government, centered around both the short-term and long-term implications of the conference for national and international climate change policies.
Researchers studied the decision-making abilities of 24 participants in a controlled office environment at the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
In a lecture titled “How Nature Can Save Us,” M. Sanjayan focused on how important nature is to humans.
Nestled in a building of glass and chrome is what appears to be a Victorian era collector’s room. The theme of the exhibit is obvious: Wispy tentacles undulate across the muted blue wallpaper, the hanging vintage prints are decorated with umbrella-like forms, and the glass cases display slabs of rock which I am told are jellyfish fossils. (It took me a moment to realize what these were because jellyfish don’t have bones.)
Yale economics professor William Nordhaus suggested an international treaty in which countries “move into agreements that they want to be in, not ones they are forced to be in” to combat climate change.
Matthieu Ricard presented altruism in the contexts of economic inequality and environmental sustainability, emphasizing its power to affect societal and personal change.
Michael Pollan, the acclaimed food journalist, is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute exploring psychedelic drug therapy. Pollan talked with FM about healthy eating hacks in college and his self-proclaimed “spiritual retardation.”
Faust emphasized the role that universities can have in combatting climate change and lobbied for increased federal funding for research.
Based at the Harvard Center Shanghai, the new Harvard Global Institute will provide grants to research projects that focus on climate and energy science, economics, engineering, and environmental health.
John D. Spengler addresses how urban environments affect human health at the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Monday afternoon. The lecture was hosted in collaboration with the Center for Health and the Global Environment and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.