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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...
Sparked with friendly competition and the will to help decrease Harvard’s environmental impact, eight finalists came together in early December to present their individual eco-projects and compete for first place in this fall’s Eco-...
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...
Mac-Gray, the laundry company that services Vanderbilt Hall, replaced all ten of the old washing machines in Vanderbilt with new, energy efficient front-loaders. The old washing machines used 32 gallons of water per wash, while the new front-loaders...
Earlier this year, thanks to a Student Sustainability Grant, Green’ 14 was able to start a vermiculture pilot project in Thayer Hall, one of the freshman dorms in the Yard. Vermiculture bins use the natural composting abilities of earthworms...
On Oct. 23 rd , 30 students and staff decided not to spend their lazy Sunday mornings sleeping in, but rather, to get up early, roll up their sleeves, and pitch in to make the Office for the Arts ( OFA ) and Office of Career Services (OCS) greener...
For one week, all HLS Dorms competed to REDUCE THEIR JUICE, and Shaw led by Green Living Rep Katy Yang emerged victorious, reducing electricity consumption 6.4% and saving 144 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity and winning a dorm dinner from Spice...
Each semester, members of the Resource Efficiency Program (REP) encourage students in their Houses to initiate new, innovative environmental projects to reduce waste and conserve resources. These “eco-projects” are a chance for students...
Green Living Representatives and first-year law students at Harvard Law School are in full swing this semester, promoting sustainability across campus by competing in green challenges, hosting interactive and informative events, and encouraging the...