Volunteers have supported students and scholars as part of the Harvard College Fund and Graduate School Fund for nearly a century. On October 28, four awards were presented to honor some of the best and brightest efforts.
From developing sustainable fertilizers and improving plant-based meats to using microbes to break down plastic packaging, researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard are creating technologies to decarbonize food production while providing enough food for our global needs.
In a Wall Street Journal video, Emily Broad Leib JD '08, founder and director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, explains why creating policies that make it easier to donate food could transform the U.S. food system and slow climate change.
Harvard Extension School's professional graduate certificate in sustainable food systems focuses on how to balance natural resource use and environmental protection with the needs of production, economic viability, food security, and the social well-being of all people.
The Harvard Radcliffe Institute's two-day science symposium, “Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change,” featured a keynote address by Boston restaurateur Irene Shiang Li, who discussed actions that anyone can take to address the problem of food waste.
As a student at Harvard Kennedy School, Renata Koch Alvarenga MPP '23 partnered with the World Food Programme to develop policy recommendations for climate disaster preparedness in Caribbean island states.
A panel of Harvard experts—including faculty in atmospheric science, education, the humanities, environmental health, and policy—touched on topics such as the ethics of climate change, how education systems can address the issue, how the manufacturing and use of consumer products contributes to the problem, and how to get people talking about thorny political issues surrounding climate.
Elaine Buckberg, a new senior fellow at the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability, will lead a team of researchers from Harvard and MIT through the new Driving Toward Seamless Public EV Charging initiative.
As cities around the world warm, climate change’s complex global picture often comes down to this: Residents say they are just too hot. Panelists gathered for a Harvard Worldwide Week event on the “Future of Cities” said the topic is particularly relevant as temperatures soar to new records.