Green Carpet Awards

Harvard celebrates, Green Carpet style!

2012 – 3rd Annual Green Carpet Awards

What are they?

Each year, Harvard’s Office for Sustainability rolls out the Green Carpet in honor of the many staff, students, and faculty across Harvard who have made significant contributions to Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas/Energy Reduction Goal and other sustainability efforts. This Green Carpet Awards was recommended by the University Greenhouse Gas Emissions Task Force as a key component to attain our goal, communicate our success, and honor our campus sustainability champions.

When are they?

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 3:30p – 5:00p, Sanders Theater, Memorial Hall

Feature Presentations:

Lester Brown (MPA ’62) is the keynote speaker and will be honored with the Harvard Office for Sustainability’s first Distinguished Service Award.

Live Music from THUD and Cowgill

List Of Presenters:

David AgerDirector of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer on Sociology
John BriscoeGordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Health
Evelyn ChowCouncil of Student Sustainability Leaders, Harvard College Social Responsibility Trust, College ‘12
Angela CrispiAssociate Dean for Administration and Senior Executive Officer, HBS
Pete DavisGreen Carpet MC, Creator of Thinks Big, College ‘12
Tina GrotzerAssociate Professor of Education and Principal Investigator at Harvard Project Zero
Marilyn HausammannVP for Human Resources
Heather HenriksenDirector, Office for Sustainability
Lee HodderEnergy and Environment Club, Council of Student Sustainability Leaders, HBS ‘12
Lisa HogartyVice President of Campus Services
Sheila JasanoffPforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies
Leslie KirwanDean of Administration and Finance for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Katie LappExecutive Vice President, Harvard University
Jim McCarthyAlexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography Harvard University
Jack SpenglerAkira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitatio

2011 Green Carpet Winners

2011 2nd Annual Green Carpet Awards

Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer


What happened at this years awards ceremony?

This year, 55 individuals and seven team projects award winners were honored from each of Harvard’s 12 plus Schools and departments. Over 200 individuals and team projects were nominated, reflecting the breadth and scope of sustainability initiatives across Harvard.

The videos to the right were shown during the ceremony.  The first video, produced for the Green Carpet Awards, features students and staff at Harvard taking individual actions to make our campus a greener, healthier place to live, work and learn. The second video is five Harvard University professors that speak about confronting the challenge of climate change on campus and beyond. The last video, is a sustainability music video produced by Harvard University student Akshay Sharma ’14 in anticipation of Earth Day 2011. Akshay is a student REP with the Office for Sustainability and FAS Green Program.


Additional information can be found here:

Office for Sustainability article
Gazette article
Crimson’s coverage
Green Carpet Winners



HSPH Green Carpet Awards Winner, 2011

Several HSPH members were nominated for making the School more sustainable for Harvard’s second annual Green Carpet Awards.  For more information about this year’s winners and nominees, click on their photographs for a summary of their work here at HSPH. These individuals and projects are a true inspiration to all of us here at HSPH, and their leadership and innovation is helping us remain leaders among the Harvard community!

Hardeep Ranu  David Havelick  Robert Hughes


HSPH Team Project Winner: 90 Smith St.

During the renovation of 90 Smith Street, the HSPH facilities team used lease negotiations to influence the owner/developer to incorporate sustainable features in the building, including the HVAC system, insulation, and LED lighting. This is in addition to the many green features of the HSPH fit-out, including a project 28% reduction in energy use.



Congrats to our other nominees!! 

Jen Doleva  Tiffany Colt Ramon Sanchez Andreas Neophytou