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We wanted to give a shout out to all the #FriendsofthePlanet who signed the Harvard Forward petition or nudged a friend or family member to do it! We were one of the first publications to give them media coverage and raise the profile of their campaign to get enough signatures to put five candidates on the ballot to sit on the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body. That helped to generate a slew of good press from even larger media outlets (like the NY Times) that helped them to gather the signatures they needed — and then some! All told, Harvard Forward collected more than 20,000 signatures — each candidate received over 4,500 — and on Saturday they hand-carried nomination forms to Harvard’s administrative offices. Congrats, and now let’s get them elected to the Board!
Midge Purce is a star of the Portland Thorns and a candidate for Harvard’s Board of Overseers
This past week, Our Daily Planet got a chance to sit down with the Right Honorable David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, as well as the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor in Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet. We were inspired to talk to David after a recent TED Talk he […]
The Wheelabrator waste-to-energy incinerator is Baltimore’s biggest standing source of air pollution. Its smokestacks send toxic mercury, lead, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides into the air off of I-95 in South Baltimore, whose residents are primarily Black and low-income.
Why This Matters: High polluting incinerators like the Wheelabrator facility are both harmful and expensive.
The new Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an economist from Nigeria, made ending fishing subsidies by governments her first priority on Monday, according to E&E News. This has long been a priority for the WTO, but her decision also reflects the importance of women in promoting and ensuring sustainable fishing globally.
Why This Matters: As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we wanted to shine a light on women’s contributions to the natural resource economy.
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