Every day is Earth Day at Harvard. That’s why during the month of April the Harvard Office for Sustainability will be featuring a Green Tip every day, not just on Earth Day, April 22. Every Monday in April we’ll post a story on our website, green.harvard.edu, with the coming week’s five green tips for the Harvard community. Read them, enjoy them, and help us make green the new crimson:

  • Monday, April 4 – Don’t know where start? Visit our Earth Month web page at green.harvard.edu/earthmonth where we’ve begun to compile a list of environmental events across campus that will educate and inspire you. We also have links to tools and resources that will get you started.
  • Tuesday, April 5 – Join us on the Green Carpet. On April 11 at 3:30 p.m., staff, students, and faculty will gather at the Green Carpet Awards to honor and celebrate the hundreds of individuals and teams that are working together to conserve energy and reduce our environmental footprint. This year’s event includes student performances, more than 14 distinguished presenters including faculty and administrative leaders, and more – not to mention an opportunity to cheer on your colleagues who have been nominated to receive awards. Click here to view the video and RSVP today.
  • Wednesday, April 6 – Power Down. One of the simplest steps you can take to save energy at home, in your office, and on campus is to put your computer to sleep when not in use and turn it off when you go home for the day.
  • Thursday, April 7 – BYOB(ottle). Using a reusable water bottle or coffee mug can save you money and helps reduce waste. Read our October 2010 Green Tip of the Month to find out how.
  • Friday, April 8 – Efficient Lighting. Consider installing compact fluorescent or LED lightbulbs in your home, office, or dorm. It will save you money and reduce energy usage. Click here to watch the video and read the story about how Dunster Dining Hall reduced their energy costs by thousands of dollars a year by installing LED lighting.

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