With celebrations and events around the world canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and Harvard University students, faculty, and staff learning, teaching, and working from home across the globe, the Harvard University Office for Sustainability will be raising awareness and inspiring action on Earth Day online. Check back often for exciting virtual events, thought-provoking activities, and smart sustainable practices you can keep wherever you are connecting from.

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Featured Events

Student Climate Conference at Harvard

Register today for the Student Climate Conference at Harvard on Saturday, April 18 from 12-3 pm to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and discuss concrete actions towards combating climate change in the new context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to a virtual event with our keynote speakers: climate activist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben and CEO of Impossible Foods Pat Brown. We are excited to engage with these leaders on climate action and the lessons they can share with us, particularly in the time of COVID-19. Register for the event at https://hrvd.me/8l9.

Online Earth Day Celebration and Poetry Contest

Join Harvard's Division of Continuing Education (DCE) for a momentous global online celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020 at 9:30 am EST. Register today at: https://hrvd.me/267ab.

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Beehives & Business

Why Sustainability Leaders are Bringing Bees to Work 

On April 21, 2020 from 1-2 pm find out what all the buzz is about at a virtual discussion Harvard Business School (HBS) beekeepers, Best Bees. You'll learn about the importance of bees to our food system, economic stability, and environmental resiliency along with bee health challenges and the latest findings on how we can help bees thrive. Plus, HBS, Beacon Capital Partners, and Cushman & Wakefield will share how their beehives support their sustainability goals. RSVP at https://bestbees.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/275510/register.

The Future of Food

Helping the World One Bite at a Time

Join Harvard Business School (HBS) on April 22 from 4-5:30 pm for a virtual EARTHFEST 2020 Panel, moderated by Natalie Kindred, HBS Senior Researcher and Manager for the Agribusiness Program. Hear from Philip Behn, CEO of Imperfect Foods and Rebekah Moses, Head of Impact Strategy from Impossible Foods, as they discuss how their organizations are approaching environmental challenges such as food waste and climate change along with their thoughts on the future of the industry and opportunities for innovation. They will also share insights how their businesses are managing the COVID-19 crisis. This event is organized by the HBS Business & Environment Initiative (BEI), HBS Student Sustainability Associates, HBS Sustainability and HBS Connects. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-food-helping-the-world-one-bite-at-a-time-tickets-102251581232


In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture put together some fun resources for you to help you get the most out of our world and nature. Find out ideas about exploring your own backyard, books and documentaries recommendations, and more at: https://hmsc.harvard.edu/earth-day

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