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Sustainability

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Maps Agenda For Term, Announces New Role for Climate Sustainability

The Cambridge City Council convened a special meeting Tuesday with city officials to set term priorities and announce the creation of a new position focused on climate resilience.

Salata Institute
Middle East

More than 30 Harvard Students and Faculty Attended COP28, Expressing Optimism on Climate Initiatives

More than 30 Harvard students and faculty traveled to Dubai to attend COP28, the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference, last month.

Salata Institute
Student Groups

Harvard Salata Institute Funds Seven Student Climate Research Projects

Harvard’s Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability announced the third round of awards for student-led projects last week, funding seven projects that include input from a total of 20 student organizations across the University.

Belfer Building at the Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Bezos Earth Fund Executive Leon Clarke Discusses Decarbonization, Climate Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

Leon Clarke, the director of decarbonization pathways at the Bezos Earth Fund, spoke about decarbonization and philanthropy at the Harvard Kennedy School on Monday.

Klarman Hall at the Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Students Put Forth Sustainability Solutions at Annual Climate Symposium

The Harvard Business School’s annual student-run Climate Symposium drew more than 500 attendees to Klarman Hall and raised more than $100,000 over Nov. 18 and 19.

David Rockefeller Center
Government

Experts Discuss Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainability at Salata Institute Discussion

Cornell applied economics professor Prabhu L. Pingali and Nigerian Conservation Foundation director Joseph D. Onoja discussed climate sustainability at the Center for Government and International Studies Tuesday.

Francis helps Plant a Tree
Cambridge

In Photos: Planting a Yard-Sized Urban Forest

More than three dozen Cambridge residents gathered Saturday morning to plant Cambridge’s first ever residential Miyawaki garden. Volunteers planted more than 40 species of plants native to New England in a single front yard to guard against biodiversity loss.

Harvard Forest Canopy
University

Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Flatline for Seventh Straight Year in 2022

Harvard’s campus net greenhouse gas emissions continued to flatline for the seventh straight year in 2022, as the University experienced its first full year of normal functioning since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Harvard Forest Foliage
Environment

Stanford Woods Institute Director Discusses Western Wildfire Risks and Impacts at Harvard Forest Talk

Chris B. Field ’75, the director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, discussed changes in wildfire risk on the West Coast at a Friday lecture.

Salata Institute
University

Harvard Salata Institute Funds 14 New Climate Research Projects Through Seed Grant Program

Harvard’s Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability announced the first cohort of awards for its Seed Grant Program last week, funding 14 interdisciplinary climate projects across the University.

Harvard Forest Trees
University

Harvard’s Updated Sustainability Plan Garners Optimistic Responses from Student Climate Activists

Harvard’s renewed sustainability action plan drew largely positive feedback from student climate organization leaders, who commended the plan’s holistic approach while hoping the University follows through on its goals.

Salata Institute
FAS

Harvard Salata Institute Launches Interdisciplinary Research Cluster to Lower Methane Emissions

Harvard’s Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability launched a major initiative in July to lower global methane emissions as part of its Climate Research Clusters Program.

Harvard Law School 3
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Professor Jody Freeman Resigns from ConocoPhillips Board

Harvard Law School professor and environmental law expert Jody L. Freeman resigned from the board of directors of oil and natural gas company ConocoPhillips on Thursday after Harvard affiliates and climate activists condemned her ties to the company.

Cambridge City Hall in the Summer
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Passes Green New Deal Policy Limiting Emissions from Large Buildings

The Cambridge City Council passed the final component of the Green New Deal for Cambridge Monday, concluding a yearslong effort to enact a package of environmental policies long championed by progressive legislators and activists in the city.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Clinic Calls for New Bird Safety Measures in University Building Standards

Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic submitted a letter to Harvard’s Office for Sustainability on Thursday, calling on the school to incorporate bird safety measures into its Sustainable Building Standards.

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