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Stormwater Management on the GSD roof
Envisioning a green space as inviting and social as it would be operative and effective, students Ecaterina Dobrescu and Rebecca Bartlett of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) set out last semester to transform a concrete patio space at...
On Earth Day 2009 staff at Harvard’s Alumni Affairs and Development (AA&D) office got a surprise visit from a familiar green friend. Henry Kesner, Business Operations Coordinator for AA&D, dressed as Kermit the Frog and pushing a...
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...
The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) has recently received LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) Platinum certification, the highest LEED certification level possible, for their latest classroom renovation in Larsen Hall . With this...
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 following post was written by two Harvard graduate students about their adventures in novice urban beekeeping). In the Spring of 2011, we were involved in a conversation with Louisa Dennison of the Harvard Community Garden about bringing...
On the go? Taking your lunch with you and conscientious environmental practice merge thanks to a new partnership with the Food Literacy Project and Harvard University Dining Services . Starting this February, Dudley House began piloting a reusable...
Biolabs Building Operation
Thirteen years have passed since Gary Goodwin joined the Building Operations team at Harvard's Biological Laboratories ( Biolabs ), but his energy and passion are as vital as the day he started. As one of the most active building operations teams at...
Co-founders Victor Cruzate (left) and Andreas Birnik (right) If you’re like us at the Harvard Office for Sustainability you care about your carbon footprint and hope to make a difference in the fight against climate change. But if you’re...
The spring semester brings many opportunities for staff recognition at Harvard. Dean’s Awards, Harvard Heroes, Green Carpet Awards, and more. It’s a time of recognizing those in the community who go above and beyond, inspire colleagues,...