FAS Eco-Citizens meet once a month with the FAS Green Program coordinator to discuss current and upcoming environmental projects. They coordinate intra-buildings educational campaigns, promote campus-wide and inter-building competitions, serve as models and contacts for conservation questions, and promote involvement in specific environmental projects and activities.
Join us at our monthly meeting!
- When: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4-5 pm
- Where: outside the Bauer Cafe (summer) or in the CGIS K105 (rest of year)
Meet our Eco-Citizens
Administration & Finance: Sarah Gordon
Sarah works in Administration & Finance at Harvard College and organized the first FAS-wide supply swap in December 2008. She reminds her coworkers to recycle and to turn off their lights and computers every day. She's proud to report that her coffee-loving boss recently switched from disposable cups to a reusable mug.
Athletics: Sharon Lorince
Sharon is the Assistant Manager of Operations in Harvard's Athletic Department, and has been active in increasing recycling awareness at all Varsity Athletic Events and in the offices. This year she worked with the Student Athletics Advisory Committee (SAAC) which held their first shoe recycling event, which netted approximately 250 pairs of shoes that were given to Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe program rather than ending up in a landfill. Over the past few years, the Athletic Operations group - consisting of Jon Lister, Dick Nerden, & Sharon - have been active in decreasing energy usage as well as water usage by installing occupancy sensors, efficient lights, low flow showerheads, and dual flush toilets.
Alumni Affairs & Development: Henry Kesner
Henry is the Business Operations Coordinator for Harvard’s Alumni Affairs and Development (AA&D) Office. After years working in the natural sciences (including 3 years at the Harvard Herbaria), Henry joined AA&D in the Summer of ’08 and soon thereafter helped launch the AA&D Green team. Through creative and educational means Henry and the AA&D Green team seek to raise awareness, reduce waste, cut costs, and develop a greater office conscience - all in the name of Harvard's commitment to sustainability. Among other initiatives, the AA&D Green team has implemented reusable mug policies, introduced single stream recycling, hosted eco events, conducted green office inventories, developed guides to double sided printing/copying, and investigated other means to reduce waste and energy usage around Harvard’s development offices.
Bauer: Claire Reardon
As the Lab Manager at the Bauer Lab, Claire Reardon has worked with OFS to encourage sustainability practices in the lab and offices. She helped to implement a temperature set-back to reduce heating and cooling of the building at night, is researching less energy intensive lab equipment, and sends out a monthly green idea to the lab. At home, Claire composts her kitchen and yard waste and uses it in her vegetable garden.
CGIS: Clare Putnam
Clare is Student Programs Coordinator at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in the CGIS building. Clare helped her department get a shared bike and set up a green team that is working on numerous projects in the building.
Herbaria: Steph Zabel
Steph is a curatorial assistant at the Herbaria. Steph has helped green the Herbaria by improving the recycling program, setting up composting, hosting a water taste test, and working with a Green Team that encompasses the Bio labs, OEB, and the Herbaria. Steph is well-known for her gorgeous and creative newsletter, Vita Viridis.
Office of Career Services: Louise Scanes & Kristen Key
Louise and Kristen assist students at the Office of Career Services. They have increased OCS’s sustainability by switching to recycled paper, creating a green board, and adding additional recycling bins. Louise is taking classes in Environmental Management at the Extension school and is specifically interested in rainforest conservation. Kristen has a passion for our oceans and marine life. Volunteering on Whale Watching boats each Saturday, she educates visitors about the local conservation issues and global threats. Soon, Kristen hopes to earn a Masters degree in Marine Biology and Sustainable Fisheries Science.
James Hall: Celeste Beck
Celeste Beck is the Study Administrator for the Harvard Psychology Department. With the cooperation of her trusty Building Manager, Herb Fuller, she has reduced the levels of energy consumption in William James Hall, a 15-story high-rise building on campus which houses three different academic departments. She initiated a "Take the Stairs!" campaign to decrease the amount of energy needed to operate elevators, conducted a waste audit, and is setting up composting in the building. Celeste’s hard work helped WJH win the 2008 Eco-Competition and place 3rd in 2009. She enjoys her role as the go-to Eco-Citizen and turns her computer off every day.