192 stories tagged ‘Sustainability’
The city of Cambridge, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have signed a “Community Compact for a Sustainable Future,” aimed at leveraging the intellectual and entrepreneurial capacity of the public-private sectors in Cambridge to build a healthy, livable, and sustainable future.
Four Harvard School of Public Health students presented recommendations to the Boston City Council on how to make Boston a safer city for cyclists.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s 2012 renovation of Gutman Library’s first and second floor was recently recognized by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), receiving LEED Platinum certification. “The LEED Platinum certification of the Gutman Library is a great honor and further signifies HGSE’s commitment toward sustainability,” says Director of Operations Jason [...]
Harvard has been named one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks, profiles Harvard in the fourth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to [...]
The Harvard University Police Department rolled out six new patrol cars last month. But it wasn’t the flashing lights or fresh paint jobs that were turning heads. It was the 47 mpg, gas-electric hybrid motor under the hoods.
Former Vice President Al Gore repeated his call for action on climate change Wednesday, saying society is treating the skies as an “open sewer.” He spoke at Harvard’s Memorial Church in a session sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment.
Incorporating sustainable practices into Harvard’s most energy and resource intensive spaces may seem like a daunting task, but for the laboratories on Harvard’s Cambridge and Longwood campus, green and labs are synonymous terms. For researchers, students, faculty, and staff at both campuses, sustainable lab practices just got even easier, thanks to the launch of the [...]
The first House renewal test project, Old Quincy, is nearly halfway through its 15-month renovation.
Two new initiatives are being rolled out by Harvard's CommuterChoice Program this winter. The expanded benefits will offer bicyclists tax-free reimbursements for bike-related expenses, including purchase and repair, and will provide Emergency Ride Home services to faculty and staff commuters who do not travel by car.
Harvard researchers have concluded that omitting the adaptive ability of crops from assessments of potential damages from a warming climate could substantially overestimate losses to U.S. maize yields.
The second House renewal test project, Leverett’s McKinlock Hall, is scheduled to begin in June. The project will result in greater common and recreational space for students, which will help foster community and nurture learning.
Students have always been the driving force behind Harvard’s leadership on sustainability, pushing the University to establish a greenhouse gas reduction goal and launching new programs like the Harvard Community Garden. This year, one of Harvard’s most successful and widely replicated sustainability programs – the Resource Efficiency Program (REP) — celebrated its 10 year anniversary [...]
Harvard University Dining Services has turned its attention to sustainable seafood, an effort that may lead to new institutional standards for purchasing.
First-year College students eat their meals in the historic Annenberg Dining Hall, immersing them in the Harvard’s history from day one. A reusable mug program and efforts to cut down on food waste also greet those same students on day one, introducing them to Harvard’s commitment to sustainability. The hard work of students and staff [...]
Harvard University President Drew Faust speaking on the University's commitment to sustainability and the release of its first Sustainability Impact Report (http://www.green.harvard.edu/report).
Harvard has released a sustainability impact report that provides a University-wide snapshot of the progress that has been made by students, staff, and faculty to reduce the environmental footprint and increase the operational efficiency of Harvard’s campus.
Joel Cohen, head of the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller and Columbia universities, looked at the latest projections for world population growth, and factors that could alter them, in a Harvard talk.
Environmentalists and faculty members gathered at Sanders Theatre to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” which catalyzed the environmental movement in its impassioned presentation of the impact of chemicals on nature.
The raffle winner of a helmet at the annual Longwood Bike Fair did not have a bike to use it with but says her new helmet provided the extra push she needed to buy the bicycle she’d been thinking about. It’s exactly what organizers of the fair, held on Tuesday September 25, hoped they’d hear. [...]
Six of Harvard’s deep thinkers on climate change and sustainability took the stage Sept. 18 in the second annual Harvard Thinks Green.
Arriving Harvard students helped to build the world’s largest cardboard box fort in the MAC Quad.
At orientation sessions, Harvard’s Schools provide students with information on how to live more sustainably and help the University to reduce its environmental footprint.
Atmospheric scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Nanjing University have produced the first "bottom-up" estimates of China's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, for 2005 to 2009, and the first statistically rigorous estimates of the uncertainties surrounding China's CO2 emissions.
“Envision,” a tool developed with backing from the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at GSD, provides a comprehensive framework for governments and industry to evaluate infrastructure projects of all types and sizes based on environmental, economic, and community benefits.
On April 12, hundreds of staff, students, and faculty gathered to recognize more than 60 individual and team winners at the third annual Green Carpet Awards hosted by the Office for Sustainability.