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Environmental health scientist and instructor Gary Adamkiewicz tells us what to watch out for in our foods.

New real-time energy use displays have been installed in many of the undergraduate labs, informing occupants about exactly how much air is going out of individual fume hoods at any given time. Helen Corriero, lab administrator for the Kahne/Walker...
What would excite you to recycle more? Would competing against other offices do it? Or maybe just the opportunity to challenge your coworkers? Or perhaps a giant trophy? For the employees of 1414 Mass Ave, they had all three driving them. The FAS...
Every year, Harvard produces over 24,000 phone books that are distributed across the University, but this year - 6,000 (25%) fewer phone books will be produced (about 6,300 lbs - the size of 7 male polar bears!). While working with Green Teams...
In August 2007, FAS installed an 10.8 kW building integrated photovoltaic system on the Science Center roof. The system's performance is available online. In 2006, the Sepco single shoe box lighting system was installed in front of the Science...
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...
Since 1907, the Harvard Forest’s mission has been to further research and education in the fields of ecology, forest biology, conservation, and climate change. The Forest’s interest in climate change has recently transcended the realm of...
Allured by the sight of an array of office supplies and kitchenware, students, faculty, staff, and community members flocked to this academic year’s first “FAS Freecycle” on the Science Center lawn last Tuesday. To their...
In July 2009, Arkhat Abzhanov’s group in OEB became the first FAS lab to achieve Green Labs Certification, led by the tireless effort of postdoc Celine Clabaut. The certification is designed to recognize the environmental efforts of...
Thanks to an intrepid team of mid-evening adventurers, the enthusiasm of the building manager, and 77 new compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), Harvard’s Expository Writing building on Prescott Street has entered a future of big savings. The...