Sustainability

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.

Office of Sustainability's Living Lab
School of Public Health

New 'Living Laboratory' Initiatives to Increase Sustainability Funding

The core idea of the Living Laboratory initiative, which will be housed in the Office for Sustainability, is to use the Harvard campus as a test bed for new ideas related to combating climate change and improving public health.

Quincy Dhall in Strike
College

In Plastic-Filled Dining Halls, Students Promote Sustainability

Some students are working to maintain environmental sustainability after dining hall workers began their strike and porcelain plates were replaced with disposables.

College

Eliot Resident Proposes New Solution for Energy Conservation

Aldis Elfarsdottir '19 noticed that Eliot's heating system gives students little control over the temperatures in their rooms and has begun devising a solution.

Boston

Boston to Host Third Climate Leaders Summit in 2017

Boston will be the site of the third U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit, set to take place in 2017.

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.”