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By itself, seven-eighths of a gallon isn’t much, but when you have dozens of bathroom fixtures that save that much water with every flush, it quickly adds up to big savings, both in water usage and in utility bills. As part of Harvard’s...
They may seem an unlikely place to go searching for environmental and economic benefits, but the replacement earlier this year of 25 bottled-water coolers in Widener, Lamont and Pusey libraries with eight filtered-water dispensers has resulted in...
Regular session, intersession, summer session – for years, the heating and cooling systems in several HCL libraries ran virtually all day, whether the buildings were open or not. As part of HCL’s commitment to sustainability, the library...
On Oct. 23 rd , 30 students and staff decided not to spend their lazy Sunday mornings sleeping in, but rather, to get up early, roll up their sleeves, and pitch in to make the Office for the Arts ( OFA ) and Office of Career Services (OCS) greener...
World Water Day was observed March 22. Each year, it's celebrated as a day for global water awareness. But with 780 million people lacking access to clean water shouldn’t we be “water aware” every day? When so many go without, the...
Harvard University Housing recently achieved LEED-CI v3 Platinum certification for their Peabody Terrace Graduate Commons renovation. Located in Peabody Terrace complex, which was designed by Sert, Jackson, and Gourley in 1963, the Graduate Commons...
Members of the student-run Environmental Action Committee recently kicked off the Beyond the Bottle campaign on Harvard’s campus. Harvard undergrads Kristen Wraith and Danny Wilson started the campaign last semester following the example of...
Students and faculty push for the elimination of flame retardants in dorm furniture.