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One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. This is the mantra that led to the birth of freecycling - the act of giving away unwanted items at no cost. Just say the word FREE and the crowds will follow. Freecycling is a great way to...
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...
During the week preceding Earth Day 2009, a group of Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine (SEAM) club members and the Longwood Sustainability Coordinator undertook a week-long daily trash audit of the TMEC building at Harvard Medical...
During the summer of 2009, HMS Campus Operations relocated over 750 pieces of furniture during an office move-out from the Prudential Center. Over 85% of all the perfectly good furniture that would otherwise have been disposed of in a landfill found...
Did you know that the U.S. alone went through 50 billion plastic water bottles last year? Members of Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine (SEAM) have taken serious interest in changing student, staff and faculty consumption of bottled...
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...
Thanks to characteristic Harvard creativity and the latest technology, the building where Helen Keller graduated is now on track to achieve LEED Gold certification. [1] Built in 1806, Fay House served first as a family home, then as the original...
Originally constructed in 1807, Harvard's historic Fay House at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study wrapped up its renovation with a LEED-NC 2009 Gold certification. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has confirmed that Fay House is the...
Nineteen new drinking fountains were recently installed on all floors of Harvard Medical School's Seeley Mudd, C1, and C2 Buildings. All of the new fountains are ADA compliant and feature a filtered bottle filling station. The number displayed in...