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Date Completed: December, 2009

Climate change may not have been as prominent in the headlines in the 1980s as it is today, but it was certainly on the minds of engineers designing a new sewage-treatment plant for Boston. Today, the massive Deer Island plant can boast of being one...

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...
For parts of the world, climate change is not simply a potential future threat, it is an urgent and daunting reality. Rising sea levels are threatening to eradicate the tiny island nation of Kiribati, aiming a spotlight on the world's first climate...