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Sending his eyes across the Bright Hockey Center ’s broad expanse, Jason Waldron marvels at how much better the place looks. Waldron, Harvard Athletics ’ facilities manager, knows that the super-efficient bulbs he installed earlier this...
organic landscaping

In spite of their “greenness”, lawns can be huge burdens on the environment. During summer try watering and mowing your lawn less often. You will conserve water, release fewer greenhouse gases, and save money. 

A Green Tip from Harvard Law School energy manager Eric Potkin

Devices like televisions, microwaves, scanners, and printers use standby power, even when off.

Living Lab: Rethinking Campus Operations

In this video we explore how staff work every day at Harvard to reduce the environmental footprint of campus operations.

Harvard University District Energy

Learn more about Harvard's District Energy system. 

Weatherizing the Freshman Dean's Office

In about four hours, participants reduced the Freshman Dean's Office's energy usage by 30%.

Drive Less

Effects of driving less poster.

Biodiesel began fueling the 25 diesel vehicles in Harvard’s fleet during Spring 2004 as the University Operations Services constructed its very own biodiesel filling station. The 20% soybean oil, 80% diesel oil blend promises to reduce the...
In September 2006, one of Harvard's recycling trucks was converted to run on waste vegetable oil from Annenberg Dining Hall. The project, first proposed by two students, was implemented by Harvard Recycling, HGCI, and the Harvard Transportation...