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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...
The Melton and Eggan labs from the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department recently switched from using disposable plastic bottles to reusable glass bottles for filtering media for tissue culture. The conversion saved them over $9500 in the...
Labs are critical to Harvard’s research mission but also consume almost half the electricity on campus- which is why the FAS Green Program is partnering with researchers to reduce energy use in labs with a creative and fun new energy...
Styrofoam makes up a significant portion of the waste stream in many biological labs. Solutions, buffers, and other necessary research materials are shipped in foam coolers stuffed to the brim with packaging materials. Labs in the Molecular and...
As of this week, labs at Biology will no longer have to fight to keep empty coolers and needless ice packs from clogging their shelves and benchtops. Thanks to a recent Styrofoam collection study spearheaded by nine labs in the Molecular and...
The Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department (CCB) just wrapped up their first ever recycling competition, modeled after the successes achieved in many other buildings and departments on campus. Due to the size and complexity of CCB, it was...

Our former Green Labs coordinator, Jamie Bemis, gives us 6 simple steps for launching a green labs program

The Shut the Sash Competition is considered one of the most impactful engagement programs at reducing greenhouse gas emissions at Harvard. Each month, with help from the Green Labs Program , 18 labs in Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) and one in...
The FAS Green Program recently conducted a lighting competition in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) to improve energy conservation behavior and highlight the benefits of integrating sub-metering systems within buildings on...
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...