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Students play an essential role in Harvard’s sustainability mission. Harvard has a variety of programs that engage students in sustainability action.  
 

Engaging students is key to reaching Harvard’s sustainability goals 

Students will continue to provide feedback and recommendations on Harvard’s overall sustainability strategy and collaboratively lead projects to advance the University’s sustainability vision and priorities.

Former Harvard men's basketball player, Zena Edosomwan '17 and Tiana Woolridge, PhD candidate, enjoy one of many green walls in the The new Richard A. Susan F. Smith Campus Center

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April

15

Multi-day Event

Celebrating Birds: A Papier Mâché Workshop

In this workshop, you will use museum specimens to inspire your own avian creation. Over five half days, artist Gail Boyajian will guide you from start to finish as you build and paint a papier mâché bird from scratch, using everyday materials.

We will complement the art-making process with visits to the museum galleries as well as the ornithology research collections.

March

08

Friday
9:00 am-4:30 pm GMT+0000

Forest Ecology Symposium

March

19

Tuesday
12:00 pm-1:30 pm GMT+0000

The Greener Gender: Women Politicians and Deforestation in Brazil

This paper examines the impact of women’s political representation on deforestation rates in Brazil. Using close election regression discontinuity design, we show that women, when elected to office, are more likely to drive improved environmental outcomes due to factors such as reduced access to corrupt networks that influence the enforcement of environmental laws at the local level. Altogether, our findings demonstrate that women’s political representation significantly reduces deforestation rates in the Brazil.

This event is hybrid, to attend remotely register at the ticket link.

Presented in collaboration with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

March

06

Wednesday
3:00 pm-4:00 pm GMT+0000

Climate and Sustainability Translational Fund Info Session (SEC)

Join us for an info session about the 2024 Climate and Sustainability Translational Fund. Learn about the fund’s benefits and important deadlines. Open to Harvard affiliates only. Pizza and refreshments provided. Learn more about the Translational Fund here: https://otd.harvard.edu/accelerators/climate-and-sustainability-translational-fund/

March

15

Multi-day Event

Harvard First-Year Earth Compassion Retreat

We’re excited to reach out to you on behalf of the Harvard First-Year Experience Office with an invitation to apply for the Harvard First-Year Earth Compassion Retreat, a free, two-night trip to the stunning Harvard Forest. From March 15th to March 17th (the last weekend of spring break), we will stay at the Harvard Forest Retreat Center and engage in meaningfully curated compassion exercises like cross-cultural conversation, meditation, and nature immersion.

We will only be accepting 30 students (20 First-Years, 10 sophomores through seniors) on this retreat, so we highly encourage those who are interested to apply as soon as possible.

March

05

Tuesday
3:00 pm-4:00 pm GMT+0000

Climate and Sustainability Translational Fund Info Session

Join us for an info session about the 2024 Climate and Sustainability Translational Fund. Learn about the fund’s benefits and important deadlines. Open to Harvard affiliates only. Pizza and refreshments provided. Learn more about the Translational Fund here: https://otd.harvard.edu/accelerators/climate-and-sustainability-translational-fund/

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Contact sustainability@harvard.edu.

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