On October 23rd, the Harvard Gazette printed “Wanted: Climate change solutions” about the Climate Change Solutions Fund, which is now open and accepting applications until November 1. Director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) Emily Broad Leib was interviewed about the impact of previously receiving funding from the Climate Change Solutions Fund for FLPC.
Excerpt from article:
“The Climate Change Solutions Fund will award grants of up to $150,000 each to stoke ideas for creative climate-related work in business, design, policy, public health, and the sciences. It was launched last year with $1 million from the office of President Drew Faust, who challenged alumni and friends to assist in raising $20 million for the fund as one pillar of a broader campaign to support the energy and environment…
…’This funding was a total game-changer for us,’ said Emily Broad Leib, assistant clinical professor of law and deputy director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, who was awarded a grant to reduce food waste. Leib has been able to make time for efforts to raise awareness of the issue through media appearances and by working with her students to make a short documentary about state expiration-date policies and the need for change at the federal level.
Leib encouraged climate change researchers to look at their own potential impact as part of an aggregate. ‘It’s such a huge problem and feels so overwhelming,’ she said. ‘Remember that it’s going to take a lot of small solutions; it will all add up to a lot of change. So if what you’re doing feels like a small piece of the puzzle, it’s still really worthwhile, and that’s what the fund is seeking to support.’”
Read “Wanted: Climate change solutions.”