With commencement week well underway the Office for Sustainability asked Schools about what they’re doing at events to go green. Most of the planning centers around waste reduction, creating signs and processes to ensure that as much recycling and composting is captured as possible to reduce the amount of trash produced. Here’s a quick look at what some Schools are doing to cut down on waste and reduce Harvard’s environmental footprint.
At the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the green team has created great signage to allow guests to clearly figure out what items go in which bin (see photo above). Their Dinner Dance will also be 100% compostable. Nearby, at the Harvard Law School which saw a 95% recycling/composting rate at last year’s commencement, the green team is ramping up for another successful year by providing re-usable lunch boxes and reusable water bottles. Events will also feature compostable utensils and cups and green team members will be on hand to help guests sort waste. Harvard Divinity School has been hosting zero waste commencement events since 2010.