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Mass Hall, Fall 2017
On Campus

2017 Sustainability Report Highlights Progress, Features New Graphics

The Office for Sustainability released its 2017 Sustainability report, highlighting reductions in trash production per capita and water use, among other improvements.

Allston
Allston

With Harvard's Help, Allstonians Look to Spruce Up Lincoln St. Green Strip

Some Allstonians are looking to restore a roadside strip of green land near Interstate 90 with Harvard's help after a similar attempt a decade ago failed to take root.

Allston Construction
SEAS

Harvard Completes Steel Framework for Allston Energy Facility

Harvard recently completed the steel framework of the "District Energy Facility" in Allston that will provide electricity and water to the new SEAS complex.

Metasequoia Tag
Science

Metasequoia Tag

Like other plants at the Arnold Arboretum, metasequoia trees are marked according to the year their seeds are received.

Professor Steven C. Wofsy
Green

Steven C. Wofsy

Wofsy and his team maintain a worldwide network of ground and airborne instruments dedicated to monitoring changes in the climate and the atmosphere. They are currently preparing to fly 70,000 km in order to measure pollution in the remotest areas of the world. ​

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College

Khurana, Mankiw Endorse Tap Water Campaign

Green '20, the College's freshman sustainability think tank, seeks to correct misinformation about tap water.

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.

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.

Green

Harvard Affiliates Urge Geophysical Union to Drop Exxon Sponsorship

Several Harvard students and professors co-signed a letter calling for the president of the American Geophysical Union to end all union sponsorship ties with ExxonMobil, joining more than 100 members of the organization and other geoscientists.

Take a pinch of Boston, add snow, and you've got yourself an epic snowball fight.
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Take a pinch of Boston, add snow, and you've got yourself an epic snowball fight.

Boston Common in springtime. It'll look like this again soon enough. But until then, game on.

Mossavar-Rahmani Center
Harvard Kennedy School

Mossavar-Rahmani Center

The Mossavar-Rahmani Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government is one of 230 certified Green Offices at Harvard.

Mossavar-Rahmani Center
Research

Study: Carbon Dioxide Levels Correlated with Cognition

Researchers studied the decision-making abilities of 24 participants in a controlled office environment at the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.

Architect Norman Foster
Graduate School of Design

Architect Norman Foster Lectures at School of Design

Foster drew upon his life experiences, his varied projects, and ideas about the impact of architecture on the environment to illustrate sustainable design technique.

College

Conservation Scientist Urges Sustainable Business

In a lecture titled “How Nature Can Save Us,” M. Sanjayan focused on how important nature is to humans.

Green Transportation Celebration
College

Green Transportation Celebration

Cyclists, fitness enthusiasts, and doughnut-lovers alike stop by the Green Transportation Celebration in the Science Center Plaza to learn more about traveling “green” at Harvard on Thursday.

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