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One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. This is the mantra that led to the birth of freecycling - the act of giving away unwanted items at no cost. Just say the word FREE and the crowds will follow. Freecycling is a great way to...
During the week preceding Earth Day 2009, a group of Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine (SEAM) club members and the Longwood Sustainability Coordinator undertook a week-long daily trash audit of the TMEC building at Harvard Medical...
During the summer of 2009, HMS Campus Operations relocated over 750 pieces of furniture during an office move-out from the Prudential Center. Over 85% of all the perfectly good furniture that would otherwise have been disposed of in a landfill found...
Did you know that the U.S. alone went through 50 billion plastic water bottles last year? Members of Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine (SEAM) have taken serious interest in changing student, staff and faculty consumption of bottled...
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...
Nineteen new drinking fountains were recently installed on all floors of Harvard Medical School's Seeley Mudd, C1, and C2 Buildings. All of the new fountains are ADA compliant and feature a filtered bottle filling station. The number displayed in...
The pristine glass doors of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) West lobby open, and out rolls a wheelchair onto the sidewalk. But it doesn’t belong to a patient—it’s being used as a makeshift trolley, and it bears a plastic...
With scales zeroed, Tyvek suits on, and hot coffee at the ready, Harvard Medical School conducted a waste survey or “audit” prior to December’s holiday break. The audit tracked how much trash could have been reused or diverted to...
Could a better understanding of the brain’s reward system — a network fine-tuned over millions of years and laser-focused on survival — help mankind skirt environmental disaster? Ann-Christine Duhaime thinks it’s entirely...