Sustainability

Office of Sustainability's Living Lab
University

Harvard Reduced Emissions, Water Use, Waste in 2016

The report, released Friday, detailed recent progress in Harvard’s schools efforts to reduce waste and emissions.

All Aboard
College

HUIDs Will Double as CharlieCards for Class of 2021

Harvard University IDs will double as MBTA CharlieCards for the incoming Class of 2021 in a pilot program, the Undergraduate Council announced at their general meeting on Sunday.

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.

Green
College

Khurana, Mankiw Endorse Tap Water Campaign

Green '20, the College's freshman sustainability think tank, seeks to correct misinformation 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.

Events

Food Studies Scholars Advocate Eco-Friendly Changes

​Scholars from the Greater Boston area came together Friday to present interdisciplinary research on global food system, with many arguing for fundamental changes in order to protect the environment.

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.

Events

Experts Offer Solutions Integrating Conservation and Economic Development

Experts discussed conservation strategies that can both protect biodiversity and encourage economic development at a panel Thursday evening.

Cambridge

‘Extreme Drought’ Forces Cambridge to Purchase $3.6 Million of Water

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.

Harvard Law School

‘Food is Medicine’ Symposium Attracts Dozens

Dozens gathered at the Law School Friday to discuss the importance of nutrition and to consider how people can gain access to healthy food in the United States.

Former Irish President Mary Robinson
Harvard Law School

Former Irish President Connects Climate Change and Human Rights

During the conversation at the Law School,​ Mary T.W. Robinson emphasized the need for international policies promoting sustainability.

Sustainable Development Talk
On Campus

Sustainable Development Talk

Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, talks about her experiences in sustainable development and how bottom-up infrastructure can best accommodate that.

Harvard Kennedy School

Sustainability Experts Talk International Climate Policy

Sustainability experts spoke about challenges in crafting climate policies at an event Tuesday evening.

Office of Sustainability's Living Lab
College

Office of Sustainability's Living Lab

The Office of Sustainability will be housing the renewed "Living Laboratory" initiative, whose core mission is to use the Harvard campus as a test bed for new ideas related to combating climate change and improving public health.