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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...
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...
The changes may not be immediately evident, but little by little, Harvard College Library has been "going green" for years, even before the University's newest commitment to sustainable practices. Since 1997, the buildings managed by HCL Operations...
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...
Long before there was an established University sustainability program, Harvard College Library had made increasing sustainable practices around the library a priority. To continue that commitment, HCL Operations last month convened the HCL Green...
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...
Even considered individually, the conservation measures recently adopted at the Law School's Langdell Library would be noteworthy; together they form a concerted effort by the Library to reduce its resource consumption. New for the 2009-2010 school...
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,...