Harvard Earth Day Celebrates

In celebration of Earth Day, Harvard College, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School have prepared events and activities related to sustainability throughout the month of April, or “Earth Month.”

The College’s Earth Day awareness events took place last week, culminating in a celebration in the MAC Quad last Saturday. Each weekday had a theme: electricity, aqua, recycling, topsoil, and health, spelling out EARTH.

The Law School will celebrate Earth Day today on the Harkness Patio with free food from local, sustainable vendors such as b.good and Veggie Planet.

On Monday, the School of Public Health’s sustainability team “EcoOpportunity” will organize a Bike Repair Clinic. The free clinic will teach attendees how to repair a flat tire, adjust a seat post, and provide a basic overview of bike parts.

“We’re trying to encourage and make it easier for people to take their bike to work,” School of Public Health Program Coordinator David J. Havelick said.

“EcoOpportunity” has also continued their annual “Take The Stairs” campaign, in which teams of five compete to climb the height of a mountain in flights of stairs.

On the same side of the Charles River, the Medical School hosted a “Lessons in Sustainability and Research” lecture featuring Director of Boston University’s Center for Energy & Environmental Studies Nathan Phillips. Read more here

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