Harvard Sustainability News
Harvard's Hoekstra Lab wins National Green Labs competition
Harvard's labs rise to North American Freezer Challenge.
Extending Environmental Ethics through Fear
Extending Environmental Ethics through Fear
The One Life and Science: A New Relationship
The One Life and Science: A New Relationship
The Humanities and Environmentalism
"Nature” is what we see – The Hill – the Afternoon – Squirrel – Eclipse – the Bumble bee – Nay – Nature is Heaven – “Nature” is what We hear – The Bobolink – the Sea – Thunder – the Cricket – Nay...
Harvard's 2016 Sustainability Report
We’re creating a healthier, low-carbon community.
Do food miles really matter?
Leavens breaks down the nuances of how a food's carbon footprint relates to the distance it travels from farm to plate.
Ethical Anthropocentrism: Making Environmentalism Relatable
Joseph Winters, College '20 According to British ethicist Alisdair Cochrane in his entry for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy , “environmental ethics concerns human beings’ ethical relationship with the natural environment.” “What duties,” he goes on to ask,...
The Intertwining of Romanticism and Science through Metaphor
Oliver George, College '20 In his essay “‘This Green Earth’: The Vision of Nature in Romantic Poets,” literary scholar M. H. Abrams describes how the Romantic poets portrayed the natural world, “as a living entity in whose life – Coleridge as well as Wordsworth...
Using biology to inform urban development
Eana Meng, College '19, applied principles from the life sciences to address sustainable development challenges in Paris, France.
Harvard Medical School conducts most comprehensive waste-audit
With scales zeroed, Tyvek suits on, and hot coffee at the ready, Harvard Medical School conducted a waste survey or “audit” prior to December’s holiday break. The audit tracked how much trash could have been reused or diverted to recycling or compost. According to Rob Gogan of...