How the US Interior Department can act on climate right now
The climate of now
"The majority of Americans have little experience with the land and its rhythms"
The future of hurricanes
The big picture
The land and the waters are speaking: Indigenous views on climate change
The intersection of disability and climate change
A. R. Siders
“Being uncertain doesn’t mean that we can’t address [the effects of climate change],” said the College and Law School alum, who is now an assistant professor at Delaware University’s Disaster Research Center.
Naomi Oreskes and Yvette Jackson
Jackson, assistant professor of music, wrote the 15-minute piece “Doubt” in collaboration with Oreskes, professor of the history of science, whose academic work has focused on the denial of climate science.
Leslie M. Harris
The Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow uses memoir and family, urban, and environmental histories to explore New Orleans, from its founding through its uncertain future amid climate change.
“… climate change cannot be addressed in isolation, but only in relation to the intersecting challenges of white supremacy, settler colonialism, heteropatriarchy, and so many structures of injustice that are both the age old and reinventing themselves every day,” said the Divinity School senior lecturer.
U.S. higher education endowment to pledge net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from investments
In April 2020, we pledged to set our endowment on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from investments in its portfolio by 2050.
This pledge was a first among U.S. higher education endowments and a natural extension of Harvard’s ongoing efforts—through its teaching, research, and operations—to accelerate the necessary transition to a fossil fuel-free economy. Read the report on early progress and engagement activities.
Harvard has 143 LEED certified buildings, more than any other higher ed institution.
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
In addition, Harvard has outlined an ambitious goal to be fossil-fuel neutral by 2026 and fossil-fuel free by 2050. We’re also continuing to maintain the 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that we’ve already achieved.
We have 2.513 MW of on-site solar through our 27 different installations, enough to power over 500 homes.
is used at a local wastewater treatment plant to produce energy
The University’s compost is sent to an innovative facility at Save that Stuff to be processed into a high-energy product that is eventually shipped to a local wastewater treatment plant to produce energy.