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The Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department (CCB) just wrapped up their first ever recycling competition, modeled after the successes achieved in many other buildings and departments on campus. Due to the size and complexity of CCB, it was...
“Contemporary art” is a loose term that defies any boundaries or classification. The versatility of this art form was readily apparent at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Art's “ Bring Your Own: Climate as Site ”...
Imagine all the problems that could be solved if we really took the time to brainstorm and innovate. That was Abhinav Bhushan’s plan when he secured a grant from the Office for Sustainability to host Harvard’s first Sustainability...
Every September, a new group of Harvard freshman form a Green Team for their class aimed at integrating sustainability into their first year experience. They also focus on setting and accomplishing a variety of sustainability goals identified...
Sustainability orientation activities reach thousands of undergraduate and graduate students across all of Harvard's 12 Schools and departments each year. More than 3,000 reusable mugs and water bottles and over 2,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs were...
A recent waste audit conducted by Harvard College undergraduates in the Resource Efficiency Program showed that the amount of food found in the freshmen landfill waste stream has decreased significantly with the advent of composting in the dorms of...

We all play an important role in reducing our energy and conserving resources on campus.

Going into Harvard, I knew I wanted to join a sustainability group. A lot of environmental advocacy is decoding bureaucracy (what else is new) and negotiating with an apathetic administration. The Harvard Resource Efficiency Program (REP) is a model...