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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...
Harvard’s student-run radio station, WHRB 95.3 FM has become the first student organization to receive Leaf One certification through the university Green Office program , “…and it looks like achieving Leaf Two won’t be too...
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...
She’s majestic. She’s elusive. She’s three feet tall and spray painted green. Yes, the Green Cup is all of these, and after a hard fought year, she’s found a new home. Each year, the Green Cup is awarded to the house which...
There really aren’t enough environmentally educational, Hawaiian themed, outdoor party games out there. It’s been a real tragedy for, and dare we say a hindrance to, the environmental movement. But not any more! Thanks to bright minds 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...
The hard truth is this: fine arts take a special toll on the environment. We use paper, inks, clays, metals, solvents, and rags – and in large quantities. The product of art, while gorgeous, intimate and unique, conceals a process of making...