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Bees
Half a dozen undergraduates took short, hesitant steps as they headed onto a small section of the Pforzheimer House roof. Li Murphy was the exception. The energetic junior moved directly toward a small, colorful hive brimming with bees, and quickly...
Students and faculty push for the elimination of flame retardants in dorm furniture.
Harvard undergraduates are approaching sustainability in their coursework from a variety of angles. On Wednesday, students in the course Environmental Science and Public Policy 77 showcased how they have been learning to view environmental...
Harvard students demonstrated their commitment to sustainability this past summer all over the world and in many different ways. Through entrepreneurialism, advocacy, internships, volunteerism, and education, they promoted a healthier environment...
We’ve heard arguments about the environmental disadvantages of eating red meat. We’ve also heard about the possible health impacts. Christine Korsgaard, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, stresses...
Leading scientists, including Dr. David Bellinger of Harvard Medical School, recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems.
“The first in time and the first in importance of the influences upon the mind is that of nature.” We might think this comes as a surprise from Ralph Waldo Emerson, who is often characterized first and foremost as a transcendentalist,...
“We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.” Here Emerson points to a way that nature itself has shaped the kind of things that we are. But this power of observation, and potential for learning, can be applied to a multitude of...
Imagine all the problems that could be solved if we really took the time to brainstorm and innovate. That was Abhinav Bhushan’s plan when he secured a grant from the Office for Sustainability to host Harvard’s first Sustainability...