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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 the early spring of 2009, Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) and the Office for Sustainability (OFS) joined forces to create a new Building Energy Auditing Service. This new service is expected to generate tremendous financial savings and...
During the summer of 2009, HMS Campus Operations relocated over 750 pieces of furniture during an office move-out from the Prudential Center. Over 85% of all the perfectly good furniture that would otherwise have been disposed of in a landfill found...
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...
The first FAS Eco-Citizens junk mail party was a huge success. Eight staff and students came together to call and email catalogs, journals, and other junk mail senders to remove staff names from the mailing lists. Three Eco-Citizens collected junk...
Did you know that the U.S. alone went through 50 billion plastic water bottles last year? Members of Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine (SEAM) have taken serious interest in changing student, staff and faculty consumption of bottled...
In today’s economic climate we have to take advantage of free stuff. There is no embarrassment in swiping mini shampoos from hotels and collecting free perfume samples that are tossed at us at department stores. But, what is embarrassing is...
On a bright and sunny Monday afternoon (April 10, 2010) about 15 HBS students made their way across the Western Avenue bridge to visit one of Harvard's shining jewels as far as green buildings go -- the University Operations Services building at 46...
The HBS Green Living Program partnered up with the HBS Green Team, Women's Student Association and the Volunteers Club to organize the first-ever HBS Spring Cleaning Clothing Swap. The event was a big hit (how could it not be!) with students and...
Building off of last year’s exciting results at 1414 Mass Ave, the FAS Green Program invited the departments of five buildings to compete in its annual recycling competition this year, rousing over 600 faculty, staff, and graduate students to...