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The Vermont group is the first alumni club to officially back the divestment movement, according to club president Charles A. Boright ’68. The club’s position comes after months of discussion and research on the topic.
The committees addressed several new topics, including fast food advertising and its possible connection to childhood obesity, corporate tax policies, and the impact that investing activities of certain companies may have on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
A compost bin sits on the floor of a freshman dorm room Friday night. These compost bins were placed in freshman dorm rooms to encourage composting and sustainability.
The Office for Sustainability's website attributes the reduction to the introduction of compost bins in all freshman dorm rooms three months ago.
The annual survey, conducted by HUDS in September, asks students various questions on all aspects of dining hall life, including allergies and diets, customer service, and overall satisfaction.
Professor Stephen A. Marglin ’59 said that Harvard’s divestiture would not cause fossil fuel companies to collapse, but could set an example for other institutions that might be waiting to follow Harvard’s lead.
University-wide goals include reducing per capita waste by 50 percent and water use by 30 percent by 2020, from a 2006 baseline.
Maybe you overheard an unusually piscine conversation as you crossed the Yard. Maybe your roommate made a cryptic comment on the way to dinner. Maybe you’ve been tossing and turning at night, haunted by images of moderately-sized whitish fish. There’s a conversation going on at Harvard, and it’s all about swai. Below, you’ll find all the things you never wanted to know about this curious creature.
Dozens of members of the Harvard community will not be swiping into dining halls this week as they participate in Divest Harvard’s week-long fast.
David A. Bicknell 15' (left) and Remi P. Gosselnin '18 (right), both from the Resource Efficiency Program (REP), stand by Mt. Trashmore, a towering mountain made of Harvard Yard's Tuesday trash, which appeared Wednesday by Annenberg Memorial Hall. REP created this mountain and the numerous signs around it to draw attention to how much we throw away every day, to encourage recycling, and to give passersby tips about how to live more sustainably.
A closeup of the face of Mount Trashmore, a towering mountain made of all of Harvard Yard's Tuesday trash, which appeared by Annenberg Memorial Hall on Wednesday. The Resource Efficiency Program (REP) created this mountain and the numerous signs around it to draw attention to how much we throw away every day, to encourage recycling, and to give passersby tips about how to live more sustainably.
Staff and affiliates will begin researching and developing design strategies to create more sustainable buildings and cities at the center next month.
Student representatives from Green ’17 and the Resource Efficiency Program estimate that about half of the freshman class is actively using the compost bins.