The Office for Sustainability's website attributes the reduction to the introduction of compost bins in all freshman dorm rooms three months ago.
According to a flyer handed out at a study break in Canaday Hall on Friday, the transition to LED lighting will save 8,395 kilowatts of power every year.
Six of the seven student plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit last week that seeks to compel the University to “immediately withdraw” its holdings from fossil fuel companies discussed their case on Tuesday.
Much of the panel conversation centered on Article 89, a city-wide zoning ordinance passed into law in Dec. 2013 that makes it legal for Boston residents to grow and sell their own produce.
University-wide goals include reducing per capita waste by 50 percent and water use by 30 percent by 2020, from a 2006 baseline.
Staff and affiliates will begin researching and developing design strategies to create more sustainable buildings and cities at the center next month.
Student representatives from Green ’17 and the Resource Efficiency Program estimate that about half of the freshman class is actively using the compost bins.
Dozens of Harvard students took their climate change efforts beyond the blockades of Massachusetts Hall this weekend, joining hundreds of thousands of activists in Manhattan.
Undergraduates taking Anthropology 1130: “The Archaeology of Harvard Yard” will be excavating in Harvard Yard for a fifth year as a part of the Harvard Yard Archeology Project.
Offices across the College have collaborated to roll out a comprehensive residential composting program in all of the 17 freshman dormitories.
The maneuver kicked off the activist group Divest Harvard’s Day of Action, the latest effort in a two-year-old campaign calling for the University to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.
Participants from across the University, other Boston schools, and the Boston and Cambridge community tackled several environmental issues at the first Sustainability Hackathon at the Harvard Innovation Lab on Saturday.
The protest comes after much debate over the plantations, including allegations of mismanagement and the announcement of recertification of the plantations last week.
When Joshua Kantor is not playing the Organ at famed Fenway Park, he works as a Harvard librarian.
Twenty years after former United States President Bill Clinton passed the Executive Order on Environmental Justice, students from the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society hosted the 26th Annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies conference this past weekend.