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Zero Waste Event Guide

Interested in hosting a zero waste event at Harvard? Check out this helpful guide. 

Adams House, famously known as “Harvard’s Most Historic House”, has implemented a new tradition to add to its rich house history: Trayless Saturday Lunches. Instead of using trays to carry their meals from the servery to the dining...
Every year, Harvard produces over 24,000 phone books that are distributed across the University, but this year - 6,000 (25%) fewer phone books will be produced (about 6,300 lbs - the size of 7 male polar bears!). While working with Green Teams...
Harvard Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee collected over 250 pairs of shoes this year for Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe collection program. The students collected shoes in the dorms and at the athletics facilities and then brought them to...
In September 2006, one of Harvard's recycling trucks was converted to run on waste vegetable oil from Annenberg Dining Hall. The project, first proposed by two students, was implemented by Harvard Recycling, HGCI, and the Harvard Transportation...
Did you know that Harvard’s Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) Custodial Services is the only cleaning service at Harvard — or across Massachusetts — to have achieved Green Seal™ certification, an industry mark of...
Earlier this year, thanks to a Student Sustainability Grant, Green’ 14 was able to start a vermiculture pilot project in Thayer Hall, one of the freshman dorms in the Yard. Vermiculture bins use the natural composting abilities of earthworms...
Incorporating sustainable practices into Harvard’s most energy and resource intensive spaces may seem like a daunting task, but for the laboratories on Harvard’s Cambridge and Longwood campus, green and labs are synonymous terms. For...
At the renowned Harvard Faculty Club the latest guest amenity comes in the form of an elegant clear glass bottle. For more than a month, Faculty Club employees have been filling those glass bottles with filtered carbonated or still water from new...
Curious about the crunching sounds coming from the basement of the Science Center? It’s the Greenbean Recycling Machine—Harvard’s latest recycling solution—hard at work. A redemption center for recycled goods, the Greenbean...