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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...
In today’s economic climate we have to take advantage of free stuff. There is no embarrassment in swiping mini shampoos from hotels and collecting free perfume samples that are tossed at us at department stores. But, what is embarrassing is...
The HBS Green Living Program partnered up with the HBS Green Team, Women's Student Association and the Volunteers Club to organize the first-ever HBS Spring Cleaning Clothing Swap. The event was a big hit (how could it not be!) with students and...
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 life cycle of those seemingly ubiquitous interoffice envelopes may seem trivial, but as a few Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) employees found, questioning the path the envelopes take between departments can lead to cost savings and waste...
Starting in late October, the Food Literacy Project and Harvard University Dining Services rolled out a new reusable container program in the Cronkhite Dining Hall. A graduate dorm located on Brattle Street, Cronkite houses students from a diverse...
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...
Standing among the flowers and plants on the roof of Batten Hall on a recent August day is reminiscent of standing in a country meadow on a late summer afternoon. Petals flutter slightly in the wind and bees buzz from flower to flower seeking nectar...