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As part of the Harvard Kennedy School Sustainability Initiative (HKSSI) Earth Month activities, Marshall Ganz , senior lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School’s Hauser Center , spoke to a diverse group from the greater Harvard...
Earlier this fall the original members of the 2008 Harvard University Task Force on Greenhouse Gas Emissions met for dinner at the Faculty Club to discuss Harvard’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to combat climate change...
A Harvard Law School Green Living Rep's reflections on a tour of Harvard's Blackstone Steam Plant Harvard makes most of its own heat. Today, enough steam shoots out of the Blackstone Steam Plant to serve the needs of 11 million square feet of...
For one week, all HLS Dorms competed to REDUCE THEIR JUICE, and Shaw led by Green Living Rep Katy Yang emerged victorious, reducing electricity consumption 6.4% and saving 144 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity and winning a dorm dinner from Spice...
There are no ifs, whys or butts about Harvard Kennedy School's new smoke-free policy. As of March 1, the entire HKS campus is smoke-free, meaning that smoking is prohibited inside any campus building or outside on HKS grounds, including the...
This spring Harvard Law School installed Vending Misers and Snack Misers on all their cold beverage and non-perishable snack machines. The devices turn machines on and off based on activity as well as internal cooling cycles, conserving energy by...
When Christiana Figueres was asked at her session titled “The Good News on Climate Change” why she was so optimistic, she responded, “You are why I’m optimistic.” The fiery Executive Secretary for the United Nations...
The list of recent natural disasters appears endless: hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, earthquakes. The connection between climate change and a greater frequency of climate disasters is becoming increasingly clear. It’s also evident that those...
A week before Halloween, posters appeared in the HLS dormitories alerting residents that “vampires are real.” The meaning behind the mysterious posters was revealed on October 28 with a series of signs educating students about “...
On October 22, Eric Potkin, Harvard Law School Energy Manager, led a tour of the HLS campus and showed participants how various features of the School's buildings help conserve energy. For example, more and more HLS buildings are being lit by LEDs,...