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Recycling Competion Grades

FAS Green Program Senior Coordinator, Brandon Geller, gives you these nine tips for creating a successful recycling competition in your office.

HLS Green Mug Shot

Carry a travel mug to get discounts at all Harvard University Dining Halls and most other cafés.

What would excite you to recycle more? Would competing against other offices do it? Or maybe just the opportunity to challenge your coworkers? Or perhaps a giant trophy? For the employees of 1414 Mass Ave, they had all three driving them. The FAS...
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...
Allured by the sight of an array of office supplies and kitchenware, students, faculty, staff, and community members flocked to this academic year’s first “FAS Freecycle” on the Science Center lawn last Tuesday. To their...
The first FAS Eco-Citizens junk mail party was a huge success. Eight staff and students came together to call and email catalogs, journals, and other junk mail senders to remove staff names from the mailing lists. Three Eco-Citizens collected junk...
Building off of last year’s exciting results at 1414 Mass Ave, the FAS Green Program invited the departments of five buildings to compete in its annual recycling competition this year, rousing over 600 faculty, staff, and graduate students to...
After a journey two years in the making, the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) Administration has reached leaf four of Green Office Certification in Harvard's Green Office Program . Led by the department's Green Team Leaders,...
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...
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...