Advocating for Earth
Bringing change to their communities
Harvard students LeMonie L. Hutt, Osasenaga Idahor, Kiani Akina, and Ricardo Marrero-Alattar joined student-led environmental groups for an event highlighting the personal stories of College students fighting against climate change in their communities.
Margaret, a University of Washington Bothell professor, gave this year’s Tanner Lecture about her research combining Earth science and Native knowledge to address climate change.
The newest book by Neuroscientist Ann-Christine explores how the principles of neuroscience can help influence climate decision-makers and lead to critical behavior changes.
Aliyah is working to bring gardens and green spaces to historically Black college and universities to improve inequities, mental health, and the environment.
Getting personal with climate change
“I feel like my family is a part of the issue,” said Ju Chulakadabba, whose grandparents owned a palm-oil refinery that produced climate-affecting emissions. “I want to do something.”
Exploring climate change from every angle
- Nature’s perspective
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson asks what it means to listen to water
- Scholar’s perspective
Naturalist Terry Tempest Williams is exploring the tough climate questions
- Painter’s perspective
Maisie Luo is combining art, environmentalism, and a Theological Studies degree
- Poet’s perspective
Isabel Galleymore asks how our view of nature shapes what we protect
- Religion’s perspective
The newest issue of the Harvard Divinity Bulletin explores spiritual understandings of the Earth
Projects for a better planet
Good for the planet, good for business
Experts from Harvard are exploring major transformations at the intersection of economics and environmentalism, whether it be new ways to track carbon emissions, green opportunities that emerged from the tax breaks and incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, or smoothing the green power transition for workers in the fossil fuel industry.
Currently, $514 billion of the federal budget is dedicated to climate solutions, including:
is already cleaning up 22 toxic waste sites nationwide
is already reducing wildfires in 10 western states
is earmarked for clean energy projects in low-income communities
is earmarked for clean energy projects on farms and rural areas
Explore more green investments from the Climate Optimist newsletter.
Climate action on our campus
Sustainable action, all in one place
"Way off track"
New leaders to fight climate change
Harvard's 2023 climate report
The state of climate change education at Harvard
Old meets new, style meets sustainability
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