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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...
The Melton and Eggan labs from the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department recently switched from using disposable plastic bottles to reusable glass bottles for filtering media for tissue culture. The conversion saved them over $9500 in the...
Styrofoam makes up a significant portion of the waste stream in many biological labs. Solutions, buffers, and other necessary research materials are shipped in foam coolers stuffed to the brim with packaging materials. Labs in the Molecular and...
As of this week, labs at Biology will no longer have to fight to keep empty coolers and needless ice packs from clogging their shelves and benchtops. Thanks to a recent Styrofoam collection study spearheaded by nine labs in the Molecular and...

Tips from the Harvard Law School Green Living Representatives on cutting down paper junk mail.

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...
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...
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...
Alexandra Foote, College '15 and Lowell House Rep for the Undergraduate Resource Efficiency Program , used photography to bring her peers' attention to waste. The collection is titled "Excess." Her photos are featured below and were also showcased...