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The Melton and Eggan labs from the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department recently switched from using disposable plastic bottles to reusable glass bottles for filtering media for tissue culture. The conversion saved them over $9500 in the...
Ben Franklin once said that nothing in life is certain, “except death and taxes”. However, Ben didn’t know about junk mail. Across the University, thousands of pieces of unwanted mail find their way to staff mailboxes daily. This...
There are no ifs, whys or butts about Harvard Kennedy School's new smoke-free policy. As of March 1, the entire HKS campus is smoke-free, meaning that smoking is prohibited inside any campus building or outside on HKS grounds, including the...
Styrofoam makes up a significant portion of the waste stream in many biological labs. Solutions, buffers, and other necessary research materials are shipped in foam coolers stuffed to the brim with packaging materials. Labs in the Molecular and...
As of this week, labs at Biology will no longer have to fight to keep empty coolers and needless ice packs from clogging their shelves and benchtops. Thanks to a recent Styrofoam collection study spearheaded by nine labs in the Molecular and...
Every May, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) alumni return to Cambridge to honor achievements, share ideas, and reconnect during Reunion Weekend. With a long-standing tradition of seeking innovative solutions to local and global-facing challenges, the...
On September 29, the Harvard Houses wrapped up the second annual Resource Efficiency Program Recycling Challenge, the first participation event of the Green Cup 2014 Challenge. Participation soared to new heights with 80% of residents turning out in...

In 2009, the FAS Green program launched worm composting. Here are some tips from their experience.

Starting in late October, the Food Literacy Project and Harvard University Dining Services rolled out a new reusable container program in the Cronkhite Dining Hall. A graduate dorm located on Brattle Street, Cronkite houses students from a diverse...