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Professor Roy Gordon
Central Administration

Paying the Price

The University remains opposed to divesting its $35.9 billion endowment from fossil fuels, steadfast in the face of numerous sit-ins and demonstrations by students, alumni, and faculty affiliated with the activist group Divest Harvard.

Orange Waves
Central Administration

Harvard Leaders Stay Quiet on Divest, Even During 'Heat Week'

Protesters from the environmental activist group Divest Harvard have done their very best to get administrators’ attention this week.

Green

New Report Details University-Wide Sustainability Progress

The Office for Sustainability released a new report finding that Harvard has significantly reduced its greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and water use.

College

Scientist Discusses Health, Campus Sustainability

Arlene D. Blum discussed her work to reduce use of what she called harmful flame retardant chemicals in consumer products, which she praised Harvard for moving away from in recent years.

Sustainability Goals
Research

University Sets New Goals for Curbing Consumption, Waste

University-wide goals include reducing per capita waste by 50 percent and water use by 30 percent by 2020, from a 2006 baseline.

Composting Initiative
Green

Composting Program in Yard Boasts Mostly Positive Results Thus Far

Student representatives from Green ’17 and the Resource Efficiency Program estimate that about half of the freshman class is actively using the compost bins.

Zipcar Question
On Campus

Zipcar Question

A representative from Zipcar explains the company's car rental system to a student at the Green Transportation Celebration hosted by CommuterChoice. The event took place at the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday.

Quad Bikes Question
On Campus

Quad Bikes Question

A representative from Quad Bikes speaks with a student about their bicycle repair at the Green Transportation Celebration hosted by CommuterChoice. The event took place at the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday.

Bike Fix
On Campus

Bike Fix

A representative from Quad Bikes repairs a student's bicycle at the Green Transportation Celebration hosted by CommuterChoice. The event took place at the Science Center Plaza.

Composting Initiative
Green

Compost Program Rolls Out for Freshman Dorms

Offices across the College have collaborated to roll out a comprehensive residential composting program in all of the 17 freshman dormitories.

Earth Day Bonanza
College

Earth Day Bonanza

Volunteers tune bikes and recycle unwanted goods at the Campus-Wide Earth Day Bonanza in the Science Center Plaza Tuesday.

Harvard Business School

Documentary Series Sheds Light on Climate Change at HBS

A new Showtime series entitled “Years of Living Dangerously” debuted at Harvard Business School Monday afternoon, kicking off Earth Week and offering a look at how humans have exacerbated climate change around the world.

Sustainability
Green

Harvard Holds First Sustainability Hackathon

Participants from across the University, other Boston schools, and the Boston and Cambridge community tackled several environmental issues at the first Sustainability Hackathon at the Harvard Innovation Lab on Saturday.

Sciences Division

Green Labs Symposium Promotes More Energy-Efficient Labs

The symposium included a networking session, workshops, and a case study of the Smart Labs Initiative at the University of California Irvine.

Total University Trash Output
Green

Total University Trash Output

Senior survey header
Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells
Seniors

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’