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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...
(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 one day in May, the entire Harvard Divinity School (HDS) community comes together to celebrate shared achievement. Graduates don gowns, and proud families filter into Harvard Square. However, beginning two years ago, the HDS commencement has come...
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...
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,...
Last month, the Office of the Executive Dean and Academic Administration at the Graduate School of Design received their Leaf One Green Office certification. Executive assistant Ashley Torr spearheaded the effort, but all of the members were...
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...
The weather held out just long enough on Labor Day for the Graduate Commons Welcome Event to go off without a hitch. In its second year, the "Reduce Your Juice" Juice Bar hosted by Harvard University Housing’s Sustainable Community Team...
On Friday, September 20, students and staff from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School temporarily reclaimed three parking spaces and converted them into public "parks" in honor of worldwide PARK(ing) Day. PARK(ing)...
The list of recent natural disasters appears endless: hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, earthquakes. The connection between climate change and a greater frequency of climate disasters is becoming increasingly clear. It’s also evident that those...