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LEED Rating System: LEED-CI

LEED Rating: GOLD

Date Completed: December, 2009

As a lab that takes sustainability seriously, it is important to integrate sustainable practices into purchasing and planning strategy. Use these helpful tips when thinking about purchasing for your lab.

In a rush between classes, practices, and other activities many students grab meals on the run from Harvard’s dining halls, consequently taking valuable reusable plates, cups, and silverware with them. Unfortunately, those dishes often go...
Friday January 30, 2015 marked the end of an era—the last ever paper study card day at Harvard. Each semester, roughly 10,000 printed study cards are manually entered into Harvard's system. Study card day is an all hands on deck operation...
The University's Sustainability Plan details a goal to reduce University-wide water use 30% by 2020, from a 2006 baseline. Below is a journal entry on my water usage, an installment in my “ Living the Sustainability Plan ” series. Once...
This entry is part of a series of journal entries on the Sustainability Plan . For Nature and Ecosystems, I write about my own personal connection to and experience with nature. In my second semester at Harvard, I took a seminar at the Harvard...
This is Part 2 of a two-part blog by Harvard College student Forrest Lewis (College '17). Read Part 1. When Taylor Swift wrote “Out of the Woods” as a tribute to the 2015 Harvard Forest Summer Program students, she probably wasn’t...

Minimizing e-waste helps to conserve resources and reduces the amount of energy we take from the earth.

Daniel Kramer, College '15, and Alok Tayi, postdoctoral fellow in the George Whitesides Lab, Faculty for Arts and Sciences, were awarded a Student Sustainability Grant from the Office for Sustainability for the 2014-2015 academic year for their...