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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
Stand up, fight back. Climate activists across 70 countries took to their respective streets on Friday, inspired by Swedish Youth Activist Greta Thunberg. After a summer of devastating climate disasters across the globe, young people are more anxious than ever about climate change. “There are natural disasters all over the world,” said protester Quang Paasch, […]
Commercial aviation accounts for 11% of US transportation CO2 emissions and 2.4% of global emissions, and the US is the largest aviation emitter in the world. On Wednesday, 100 environmental organizations urged President Biden to cut airplane pollution. Cutting carbon emissions in the sector is crucial to fighting climate change, but decarbonizing an industry that […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor One year after founding the $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has earmarked $1 billion for conservation efforts aimed at protecting 30% of all lands and waters by 2030. The organization stated in a press release that it would prioritize “areas that are important for biodiversity […]
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