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Labs are critical to Harvard’s research mission but also consume almost half the electricity on campus- which is why the FAS Green Program is partnering with researchers to reduce energy use in labs with a creative and fun new energy...
The Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department (CCB) just wrapped up their first ever recycling competition, modeled after the successes achieved in many other buildings and departments on campus. Due to the size and complexity of CCB, it was...

The FAS Green Program and the CCB Building Manager tracked four of the largest labs' light usage to build awareness and improve behaviors.

Every September, a new group of Harvard freshman form a Green Team for their class aimed at integrating sustainability into their first year experience. They also focus on setting and accomplishing a variety of sustainability goals identified...

Our former Green Labs coordinator, Jamie Bemis, gives us 6 simple steps for launching a green labs program

A recent waste audit conducted by Harvard College undergraduates in the Resource Efficiency Program showed that the amount of food found in the freshmen landfill waste stream has decreased significantly with the advent of composting in the dorms of...
Going into Harvard, I knew I wanted to join a sustainability group. A lot of environmental advocacy is decoding bureaucracy (what else is new) and negotiating with an apathetic administration. The Harvard Resource Efficiency Program (REP) is a model...
The Resource Efficiency Program (REP) is a peer education program based in Harvard's undergraduate Houses and Dorms. REP representatives, Reps for short, educate their peers on issues such as energy, waste, water, food, and more through fun,...
The Shut the Sash Competition is considered one of the most impactful engagement programs at reducing greenhouse gas emissions at Harvard. Each month, with help from the Green Labs Program , 18 labs in Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) and one in...
The FAS Green Program recently conducted a lighting competition in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) to improve energy conservation behavior and highlight the benefits of integrating sub-metering systems within buildings on...