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This year’s Yardfest, the College’s outdoor concert headlined by Jessie J, will boast an increased focus on sustainability with a buffet featuring completely compostable dishware in an effort to reduce waste at the event.
Claire T. Lo ’16, left, a Winthrop Food Literacy fellow, has FAS SEAS postdoctoral fellow Xianming Zhang, right, name grains at the Harvard Sustainability Fair on Wednesday afternoon. Zhang studies environmental contaminants relating to food and said he found the fair interesting.
Vendors from in and around Cambridge, including the Little Free Library and Book Exchange, Hubway, and Next Step Living, set up shop on the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday afternoon to promote sustainable living.
While other protesters lined up along the perimeter of University Hall, a student hangs up messages supporting the Divest movement written on orange sheets of paper. In the background, pictures of oil company logos are taped on the statue of John Harvard.
Protesters from the environmental activist group Divest Harvard have done their very best to get administrators’ attention this week.
The Office for Sustainability released a new report finding that Harvard has significantly reduced its greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and water use.
Christopher B. Field ’75, member of the Harvard Board of Overseers and co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, speaks to the economic and social conditions for finding climate change solutions. Field was one of seven panelists at an event moderated by talk show host Charlie Rose on Monday afternoon.
Charlie Rose, talk show host, leads a discussion with Harvard affiliates at the “Presidential Panel on Climate Change.” The panel included seven panelists with expertise in climate change and took place on Monday afternoon in Sanders Theater.
The Undergraduate Council’s Student Initiatives Committee named three finalists from the original 15 proposals submitted to its ‘Harvard Project’ grant initiative at its general meeting Sunday.
Tyrone Hayes ’89 speaks about his research on atrazine, a drug denied regulatory approval in the EU due to its demonstrated endocrine disruption in frogs, which subsequently ensued in controversy. Hayes gave the lecture entitled "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men" at Harvard Law School on Thursday evening.
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.
The law makes Cambridge the largest city on the East Coast to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, Cambridge City Councillor Dennis Carlone said, and follows similar legislation in Brookline and Newton.
Here at Harvard, our most-searched word was “sustainability.”
A unanimous Cambridge City Council vote requesting not to renew the city’s energy contract with the TransCanada Corporation might make Cambridge one of just a handful of American cities to pursue total independence from non-renewable energy sources.