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Students and faculty push for the elimination of flame retardants in dorm furniture.
Light bulbs, hand-dryers, or chilled- and hot- water pumps rarely evoke dedicated interest or enthusiasm, but for Harvard’s building managers and facility leaders the energy and cost savings these technologies can deliver tend to inspire such...
Arlene Blum, who is featured in the movie Toxic Hot Seat , will be on campus the week of February 17 to discuss her decades-long work to eliminate toxic chemicals from flame retardants with members of the Harvard community. In advance of her visit,...
I recently had the opportunity to interview Rose Wang and Laura D’Asaro on their innovative startup, Six Foods . Along with Meryl Natow, the Harvard College graduates of the Class of 2013 are on a mission to create a buzz in the food industry...
In a rush between classes, practices, and other activities many students grab meals on the run from Harvard’s dining halls, consequently taking valuable reusable plates, cups, and silverware with them. Unfortunately, those dishes often go...
The University's Sustainability Plan details a goal to reduce University-wide water use 30% by 2020, from a 2006 baseline. Below is a journal entry on my water usage, an installment in my “ Living the Sustainability Plan ” series. Once...
Universities play a vital role in supporting research and educating students to understand how chemistry and chemical design can affect health and sustainability. On Thursday, April 16, 2015 the FAS Green Program and the Department of Chemistry and...
In its fourth year, Harvard's President’s Challenge brings “together talented people from across the University and supports their efforts to address the world’s most pressing challenges.” For Jason Munster, a doctoral...
This entry is part of a series of journal entries on the Sustainability Plan . For Nature and Ecosystems, I write about my own personal connection to and experience with nature. In my second semester at Harvard, I took a seminar at the Harvard...