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Stormwater Management on the GSD roof
Envisioning a green space as inviting and social as it would be operative and effective, students Ecaterina Dobrescu and Rebecca Bartlett of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) set out last semester to transform a concrete patio space at...
In June 2008, a solar thermal hot water system was installed on 3 Sacramento Street, an FAS undergraduate co-op dorm. The project was funded as a prize for HGCI’s 2007 Sustainability Pledge. For each person that took the pledge, $1.50 was put...
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...
Regular session, intersession, summer session – for years, the heating and cooling systems in several HCL libraries ran virtually all day, whether the buildings were open or not. As part of HCL’s commitment to sustainability, the library...
In recent months, several lights in libraries managed by HCL Operations have been turned off and occupancy sensors installed in other areas, helping the library not only contribute to the green efforts, but save some green as well. The projects,...
In December, students enrolled in CS50 , Harvard’s introductory computer science course, celebrated the end of the semester with a campus-wide fair to showcase their final projects. This year, several students put their values into action and...
This March, the Resource Efficiency Program was proud to introduce an activity aimed at making energy conservation tangible and meaningful. The flash card activity quizzes students on energy savings from daily and weekly behavior changes over the...
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...
The list of recent natural disasters appears endless: hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, earthquakes. The connection between climate change and a greater frequency of climate disasters is becoming increasingly clear. It’s also evident that those...