Sustainability

College

Foodbetter Summit Stirs Discussion on Sustainability

The Foodbetter Harvard Initiative held a cornucopia of events last week, ranging from panels with celebrity chefs to a sustainability and innovation fair, intended to promote conversations about healthy and sustainable food choices on campus.

College

Annual Earth Day Festival Puts Food in Spotlight

Enjoying live music, free food, and plenty of sunshine, students and Cantabrigians gathered in the Science Center Plaza Saturday afternoon for the Environmental Action Committee’s annual Earth Day Festival.

Film

Environmentalist Emphasizes Role of Media

Environmental conservationist Philippe Cousteau, Jr. reflected on his family history as well as the changing role that media has played in spreading the environmental movement this Tuesday for the 2016 Lowell Lecture.

Gore Speaks
Politics

Al Gore Optimistic About Improving Global Sustainability

In almost fitting fashion, former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore ’69 drove from Manhattan after inclement weather cancelled his flight, and arrived only twenty minutes late to deliver his talk, “Confronting The Climate Crisis: Critical Roles for the US and China.”

Cambridge City Council

As Cambridge Bans Plastic Bags, Some Shopkeepers Skeptical

An ordinance banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags at store checkouts in Cambridge will take effect Thursday, and some local shopkeepers are skeptical of its projected impact.

Harvard Office of Sustainability
College

Harvard Office of Sustainability

The Harvard Office of Sustainability’s new space is located at 14 Story Street.

Harvard Office of Sustainability
College

Sustainability Office Relocates to Harvard Square

Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, previously located east of the College’s campus, has moved to 14 Story St. in Harvard Square, increasing its accessibility to students.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Report Assesses Cambridge’s Climate Change Vulnerability

By 2030, Cambridge could experience triple the number of days each year with temperatures above 90 degrees due to effects from climate change, according to a recent report.

Faust Attends IOP Forum
Central Administration

Climate Change Panelists Address Upcoming U.N. Conference

As University President Drew G. Faust and panelists spoke, members of activist group Divest Harvard, protested outside the Kennedy School, chanting for immediate “climate justice.”

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Management Company Sustainable Investing Chief To Depart

Pedicini, who will leave HMC after just two-and-a-half years, departs after her department suffered criticism from Divest Harvard over the Management Company’s steadfast refusal to fully divest the endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

Architect Norman Foster
Graduate School of Design

Architect Norman Foster Lectures at School of Design

Foster drew upon his life experiences, his varied projects, and ideas about the impact of architecture on the environment to illustrate sustainable design technique.

College

Conservation Scientist Urges Sustainable Business

In a lecture titled “How Nature Can Save Us,” M. Sanjayan focused on how important nature is to humans.

Harvard Kennedy School

‘Happiest Man in World’ Calls for Cultural Evolution

Matthieu Ricard presented altruism in the contexts of economic inequality and environmental sustainability, emphasizing its power to affect societal and personal change.

College

Green Transportation Event Showcases Sustainability Efforts

The annual event aims to “let [the University community] know [about] all the stakeholders that are promoting sustainable transportation across campus,” said Ben Hammer of CommuterChoice.

HUDS Debuts Locally Sourced Pasta Sauce
College

Dining Halls Serve Up Local Marinara Sauce

When asked about the new marinara sauce served in dining halls, several students reported no significant change in taste.