Environment

Harvard Law School

After 'Deepwater Horizon' Pre-Screening, Panel Reflects on Spill's Aftermath

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.

College

Authors Advocate for Farm Animal Protection

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society, and Michael Pollan, a food writer, urged consumers to support higher standards for farm animal protection at an event held in Memorial Church Monday night.

Scrutiny

If a Tree Falls: Fighting Climate Change in the Harvard Forest

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.

Film

Environmentalist Emphasizes Role of Media

Environmental conservationist Philippe Cousteau, Jr. reflected on his family history as well as the changing role that media has played in spreading the environmental movement this Tuesday for the 2016 Lowell Lecture.

Gore Speaks
College

Gore Speaks

Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore '69 speaks in Sanders Theater Thursday. Gore expressed optimism about society's ability to overcome the challenges posed by climate change, but emphasized the need to invest in sustainable infrastructure now.

Harvard Kennedy School

Panelists Celebrate Women’s Leadership in Environmental Movement

Four female leaders in the environmental movement shared their respective stories in combatting climate change on Tuesday at the Kennedy School.

Harvard Office of Sustainability
College

Sustainability Office Relocates to Harvard Square

Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, previously located east of the College’s campus, has moved to 14 Story St. in Harvard Square, increasing its accessibility to students.

Green

Harvard Affiliates Urge Geophysical Union to Drop Exxon Sponsorship

Several Harvard students and professors co-signed a letter calling for the president of the American Geophysical Union to end all union sponsorship ties with ExxonMobil, joining more than 100 members of the organization and other geoscientists.

Climate Change and Environmental Justice
Student Groups

Climate Change and Environmental Justice

The Harvard College Democrats hosted a panel on recent political developments regarding climate change and environmental justice on Tuesday evening. The panel featured Madeline Page, the Global Warming Outreach Director for Environment America, Professor Jim McCarthy, former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Professor Michael McElroy, Founding Chair of Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and was moderated by Lexi Smith ‘18.

Environmental Justice Panel
Student Groups

Environmental Justice Panel

The Harvard College Democrats hosted a panel on recent political developments regarding climate change and environmental justice on Tuesday evening. The panel featured Madeline Page, the Global Warming Outreach Director for Environment America, Professor Jim McCarthy, former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Professor Michael McElroy, Founding Chair of Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and was moderated by Lexi Smith ‘18.

From Gloom and Doom to Hope
On Campus

From Gloom and Doom to Hope

Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discusses recent advancements in sustainable fisheries management and other ocean science and policy.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Report Assesses Cambridge’s Climate Change Vulnerability

By 2030, Cambridge could experience triple the number of days each year with temperatures above 90 degrees due to effects from climate change, according to a recent report.

Extension School

Extension School Club Screens Clothing Industry Documentary

The Harvard Extension Environmental Club screened “The True Cost,” a documentary detailing the environmental and humans costs of the clothing industry.

Central Administration

Harvard Signs onto ‘Climate Pledge’ Ahead of UN Conference

The pledge asks for an “ambitious agreement” at this winter's United Nations conference on climate change in Paris.

College

Harvard Makes Effort to Reduce Food Waste

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.