Green Heroes introduced into Harvard Heroes
As part of Harvard’s ongoing effort to institutionalize sustainability into the culture of how community members work and live on campus, the Office for Sustainability partnered, for the first time, with Harvard Human Resources in 2013 to include recognition of the “Green Heroes” at the annual university-wide event. As a result of the exciting partnership with Harvard Heroes, the Green Carpet Awards celebration will move to a bi-annual schedule and will next be celebrated in April 2014
Learn more about the ten green heroes honored for their commitment and contribution to Harvard's sustainability goals.
Green Carpet Awards
Harvard's Green Carpet Awards is a university-wide sustainability celebration and recognition event for students, staff, and faculty. The Green Carpet Awards was recommended by the University Greenhouse Gas Emissions Task Force as a key component to attain our goal, communicate our success, and honor our campus sustainability champions. At each event students, staff, and faculty are recognized from Harvard's 12 plus Schools and departments, reflecting the breadth and scope of sustainability initiatives across Harvard.
The new bi-annual schedule allows additional time for complex projects to not only come to fruition, but also be replicated on Harvard’s campus. The Green Carpet Awards will now focus on team projects only as individual staff achievements will continue to be celebrated at the Harvard Heroes event annually. New categories for team projects are also being considered, including: best student/staff collaboration, community outreach, and replicability. Please note the Harvard Heroes awards are for staff only. Student team project nominations will be considered as part of the bi-annual Harvard Green Carpet Awards.
Watch videos of our past Green Carpet Awards!