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The FAS community has noticed a change in their bathrooms- the addition of dual flush handles to many toilets and super low flow aerators on the sinks. The FAS Green Program and the FAS Office of Physical Resources and Planning have been working...
Light bulbs, hand-dryers, or chilled- and hot- water pumps rarely evoke dedicated interest or enthusiasm, but for Harvard’s building managers and facility leaders the energy and cost savings these technologies can deliver tend to inspire such...
In a rush between classes, practices, and other activities many students grab meals on the run from Harvard’s dining halls, consequently taking valuable reusable plates, cups, and silverware with them. Unfortunately, those dishes often go...
Daniel Kramer, College '15, and Alok Tayi, postdoctoral fellow in the George Whitesides Lab, Faculty for Arts and Sciences, were awarded a Student Sustainability Grant from the Office for Sustainability for the 2014-2015 academic year for their...
Going into Harvard, I knew I wanted to join a sustainability group. A lot of environmental advocacy is decoding bureaucracy (what else is new) and negotiating with an apathetic administration. The Harvard Resource Efficiency Program (REP) is a model...
Friday January 30, 2015 marked the end of an era—the last ever paper study card day at Harvard. Each semester, roughly 10,000 printed study cards are manually entered into Harvard's system. Study card day is an all hands on deck operation...
From first use, to the trash bin, to beyond, our electronic appliances travel long journeys in their life-cycles, often becoming “e-waste,” or electronic waste. Unfortunately, the same chemical compounds that made these appliances...