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Green Labs Symposium Promotes More Energy-Efficient Labs

The symposium included a networking session, workshops, and a case study of the Smart Labs Initiative at the University of California Irvine.

Total University Trash Output

Total University Trash Output

Total University Trash Output

University Looks to Students in Effort To Drive Down Waste

Efforts by students and staff over the past 25 years have drastically cut the amount of trash each person at Harvard outputs annually, but administrators and undergraduates alike agree that more can be done.


In Latest Report, Professors Propose Health Investment Framework

A global public health report co-authored by University professor Lawrence H. Summers, School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk, and Public Health professor Sue J. Goldie, among others, proposes an unprecedented investment framework to significantly reduce health disparities between the poorest and the wealthiest nations.


Computer Facility Wins Green Award

A computing facility co-founded by Harvard and four other universities in Massachusetts uses outside air to chill its computers, 25 percent recycled content in its building materials, and a hydroelectric power source—features that have earned it national recognition for sustainable design.

On Campus

Make Your Move Out a Little Greener

Fitting the entirety of your material possessions into a bunch of boxes and suitcases is no easy task. So when it comes time to do away with that saggy futon that didn't sell at your senior sale or that Ethical Reasoning coursepack you've fully accepted that you will never crack open again, the trash or recycling bin may seem like the only viable home for these items. But finding a greener solution for discarding your unwanted things might not be as tough as you think.

On Campus

Congratulations on Walking to Class!

You can pat yourself on the back each morning as you make the trek from Thayer to Sever Hall. With each step you take, you're doing your part to help make Harvard a little greener.


Students Launch Fund for Green Projects

A student-run website launched last week will connect sustainability projects on Harvard’s campus to potential donors, paving the way for green improvements to University facilities, including LED lights in the Quad and a new dishwasher for Cabot Cafe.


HUDS Teams Up with Petsie Pies, Swiss Bakers

Harvard University Dining Services has partnered with Cambridge staple Petsi Pies and recent Allston arrival Swiss Bakers to offer products from these local bakeries in all their retail locations, including the Greenhouse Café.


Study: Wind Farm Generative Capacity May Be Limited

Wind power and wind farms may not be capable of producing as much energy as previously believed, according to a paper co-authored by Harvard scientist David W. Keith.

Future of Energy

NRC Chair Talks Nuclear Regulation

Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the Nuclear Regulator Commission, argued that NRC oversight of U.S. nuclear technology is important for ensuring the adequate protection of public health and safety.



On Campus

FreeCycle Encourages Reuse

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Cambridge community flocked to the Science Center on Friday to drop off their unwanted items in exchange for the latest finds at Harvard’s FreeCycle.

Student Groups

University Leaders To Meet With Divestment Advocates

University leaders will sit down with student advocates of fossil fuel divestment and explore the possibility of creating a social choice fund, senior University officials told The Crimson this week.


Events Highlights Global Warming Challenge in Maldives

Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed speaks without equivocation in the film “The Island President,” screened at Harvard Law School early Monday evening. Climate change is “the most important fight is the fight for our survival,” he says in the film.

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Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

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