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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...
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...
This is Part 2 of a two-part blog by Harvard College student Forrest Lewis (College '17). Read Part 1. When Taylor Swift wrote “Out of the Woods” as a tribute to the 2015 Harvard Forest Summer Program students, she probably wasn’t...
I’ve heard a lot of puns, jokes, and quips since starting my research internship at the Harvard Forest last month. But I guess when your parents name you after a bohemian misspelling of a New England biome, you get what you deserve. So whether...
Molly Leavens holds a sloth
I believe that if you fully commit yourself to a new endeavor, then it is difficult to come away without feeling changed in some way. This is the power of international experiences and I am proud to declare the cliché that my time abroad has...
Oliver George, College '20 In his essay “‘This Green Earth’: The Vision of Nature in Romantic Poets,” literary scholar M. H. Abrams describes how the Romantic poets portrayed the natural world, “as a living entity in...
Joseph Winters, College '20 According to British ethicist Alisdair Cochrane in his entry for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy , “environmental ethics concerns human beings’ ethical relationship with the natural environment...
Sydney Record, College '20 At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Romantic poets challenged the traditional view of the relationship between humans and nature. They brought the natural world to the forefront of the literary realm, fostering...
Laura Cegarra, College '20 Individuals must often work toward conclusions and actions in daily life, and to do this they frequently rely on ethical stances to guide their reasoning. When working purely through ethics, people prioritize the objective...