Environment

Manhattan Climate March
Student Groups

In Letter, Faust Commits to Climate Progress

University President Drew G. Faust signed a statement affirming Harvard’s commitment to make progress on climate change.

University

Panel Discusses Impact of Human Activity on Marine Ecosystems

​Three marine scientists discussed the detrimental impact human activity is having on the evolution of ocean organisms this past Thursday as part of the Evolution Matters Lecture Series.

Naomi Klein
Books

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein, an award-winning journalist and author, explores the complicated relationship between capitalism and climate change at a talk in First Parish Church Wednesday evening.

Naomi Klein
On Campus

Activist Calls White House 'Subsidiary of Exxon Mobil' at Cambridge Church

I think it is fair to say that the US government is now wholly owned subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the Trump Organization of course,” said environmental activist Naomi Klein.

Klein’s Venue
On Campus

Klein’s Venue

Pictured is First Parish Church, the venue of Naomi Klein’s speech this Wednesday afternoon.

President of Mauritius
Harvard Kennedy School

Mauritian President Says Climate Change Poses Dangers to Island Nation

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib spoke at the Kennedy School Thursday about the growing Mauritian economy and the threat climate change poses to the island nation.

Ivy League Vegan Conference
College Life

More Than Just Tofu: The 2017 Ivy League Vegan Conference

“The purpose of the conference is to open up a dialogue about the potential power of plant-based diets to address the heaps of global issues,” Nina Gheihman, co-organizer of the conference, says.

University

Campus Landscape Services Now Use Battery-Powered Equipment

​Landscape Services, a unit of Harvard Campus Services, is replacing their traditional, fuel-powered landscaping equipment with battery-powered counterparts in an attempt to reduce noise and air pollution.

Green
Student Life

Green

A faucet runs in a Harvard bathroom. Green ’20, the College’s freshman sustainability think tank, aims to correct misunderstandings about tap water.

University Finances

Climate Change Solutions Fund Awards $1 Million to Seven Research Projects

​Harvard’s Climate Change Solutions Fund awarded approximately $1 million in grants to scholars from across the University, funding seven projects dedicated to understanding and combating climate change.

Roy Scranton
On Campus

Roy Scranton

Roy Scranton, an assistant professor of English at Notre Dame, gives a talk entitled "Arctic Ghosts: Ecocruising the Death Spiral" at CGIS Wednesday night. The presentation was sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Visiting Scholar Discusses Poverty and the Environment

Kennedy School visiting scholar Christopher B. Barrett argued that “poverty traps” often contribute to environmental degradation.

Divest
Harvard Kennedy School

Divest Harvard Activists Protest Kennedy School Film Screening

​Several members of environmental activist group Divest Harvard quietly carried signs outside a Kennedy School film series screening sponsored by Shell Oil Company.

University

Climate Change Comes to Cambridge

Rising sea levels, storm surges, and floods caused by climate change could place Harvard's campus at risk of being washed away.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Environment

Harvard Meets Goal of Reducing Emissions Since 2006

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.