Inside Extension

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Introducing Handprints: A Net-Positive Approach to Sustainability

Faculty Insight

After all, we’ve already heard that our impact is negative. Surely any detailed consideration of our influence will just make us feel depressed or guilty.

Introducing Handprints: A Net-Positive Approach to Sustainability

Faculty Insight

Instructor Greg Norris introduces a new frame of mind for approaching the challenge of sustainability, engaging people to contribute a net-positive impact on the environment.

Green Chemistry and the Future of Sustainability

Faculty Insight

The founder of green chemistry explains how chemicals manufacturing must change to support a sustainable future.

The Power of Crowdsourcing Knowledge in Online Communities

Faculty Insight

Instructor David Weinberger shares insights on how online social networks have facilitated new discoveries, and discusses the challenges of crowdsourcing knowledge.

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain for a Food Startup

Student Success Story

An alum designs a way to use Internet of Things technology to create efficiencies.

How Cyberspace is Transforming International Security

Faculty Insight

An expert explores the complexities cyber introduces in the national security landscape.

The Declaration of Independence Day signed on July 4, 1776

The History of America’s Independence Day

Faculty Insight

Professor Robert Allison shares some facts about the history of Independence Day.

Local produce being prepped for cooking.

Buying Local: Do Food Miles Matter?

Faculty Insight

Gary Adamkiewicz, instructor of From Farm to Fork: Food, Sustainability, and the Global Environment, discusses the nuances of food miles and their impact on our climate.

Saint Patrick: The Cantankerous Hero of Ireland

Faculty Insight

Kate Chadbourne, Harvard Extension School instructor and scholar of Irish folklore, shares stories about St. Patrick, and how she likes to celebrate the Irish holiday.


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