The Epi Department is committed to promoting a culture of sustainability.
A Green Team comprised of Staff, Students, and Postdocs is currently working on Harvard’s Green Office Certification.
The Epi Department has achieved Leaf One certification.
We pledged to do several things including but not limited to:
- Turn off computers, monitors, lights, etc. when not in use
- Reduce, reuse, recycle and compost
- Reduce printer waste — double side and use draft quality
The next steps are on to Leaf Two.
The Epi Green Team is part of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Eco-Opportunity program. Eco-Opportunity is coordinated by the School’s Operations Department and Harvard’s Office for Sustainability and strives to make Harvard sustainable for the long term while working to achieve its 30% Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal by 2016.