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Recycling Competion Grades

FAS Green Program Senior Coordinator, Brandon Geller, gives you these nine tips for creating a successful recycling competition in your office.

You have the power...to shut down your computer!

What would excite you to recycle more? Would competing against other offices do it? Or maybe just the opportunity to challenge your coworkers? Or perhaps a giant trophy? For the employees of 1414 Mass Ave, they had all three driving them. The FAS...
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...
Allured by the sight of an array of office supplies and kitchenware, students, faculty, staff, and community members flocked to this academic year’s first “FAS Freecycle” on the Science Center lawn last Tuesday. To their...
The first FAS Eco-Citizens junk mail party was a huge success. Eight staff and students came together to call and email catalogs, journals, and other junk mail senders to remove staff names from the mailing lists. Three Eco-Citizens collected junk...
Building off of last year’s exciting results at 1414 Mass Ave, the FAS Green Program invited the departments of five buildings to compete in its annual recycling competition this year, rousing over 600 faculty, staff, and graduate students to...
After a journey two years in the making, the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) Administration has reached leaf four of Green Office Certification in Harvard's Green Office Program . Led by the department's Green Team Leaders,...
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...
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...