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By itself, seven-eighths of a gallon isn’t much, but when you have dozens of bathroom fixtures that save that much water with every flush, it quickly adds up to big savings, both in water usage and in utility bills. As part of Harvard’s...
They may seem an unlikely place to go searching for environmental and economic benefits, but the replacement earlier this year of 25 bottled-water coolers in Widener, Lamont and Pusey libraries with eight filtered-water dispensers has resulted in...
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...
Mac-Gray, the laundry company that services Vanderbilt Hall, replaced all ten of the old washing machines in Vanderbilt with new, energy efficient front-loaders. The old washing machines used 32 gallons of water per wash, while the new front-loaders...
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...
Members of the student-run Environmental Action Committee recently kicked off the Beyond the Bottle campaign on Harvard’s campus. Harvard undergrads Kristen Wraith and Danny Wilson started the campaign last semester following the example of...

Save water and energy by reducing your shower time.

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...