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Sustainability

HLS Class Day
Commencement

Debra Haaland Touts Biden Climate Agenda, Celebrates HLS Grads in Class Day Speech

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Debra A. Haaland addressed Harvard Law School’s Class of 2024 during the school’s Class Day ceremony on Holmes Field Wednesday afternoon

Harvard Yard from Above
College

Youth Action Group Led by Harvard Undergrad Sues Maine for Failure to Meet Climate Goals

The Maine Youth Action — a political action organization co-founded by Cole A. Cochrane ’27 — alongside the Conservation Law Foundation and Sierra Club sued the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Maine Board of Environmental Protection on Friday for a failure to meet its pledged climate goals.

Adams Inn
College

Adams House Announces Climate Funding Program for Student Projects

Adams House, one of Harvard’s twelve upperclassmen houses, launched Adams Works on Climate earlier this month — a two-year program to fund climate projects led by Adams residents.

Harvard Extension School
Extension School

New HES Sustainability, Global Development Degrees Director Hopes to Strengthen Programs

The Harvard Extension School appointed Michael J. Mortimer to lead the school’s Sustainability and Global Development Practice master’s degree programs earlier this year, as he seeks to fill gaps and refine the program curriculum.

Harvard Management Company
University Finances

Harvard Affiliates Testify Against Oil Drilling on California Harvard-Owned Land

The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission voted to approve an exploratory oil drilling project on former Harvard land holdings in California on Jan. 31, following testimony on environmental repercussions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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