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A waste reduction station in Griswold Hall, a certified LEED Platinum building.

A waste reduction station in Griswold Hall, a certified LEED Platinum building.

Harvard Law School is committed to the University-wide goal to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) 30% by 2016, including growth. By institutionalizing sustainability and incorporating energy efficiency into capital planning, construction, commissioning, and day-to-day operations, HLS has achieved a 26% reduction in GHG emissions (including growth) and 45% (excluding growth) to date.

Joao Earth Day 2016Seven projects at HLS are LEED certified, Custodial Services follows the University’s Green Cleaning standards by using non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products across campus, and organic landscaping practices on campus.

Water-free urinals, dual-flush toilets, and rainwater retention systems help us conserve water. Additionally, filtered water filling stations and “bring your own mug” policies to get discounted or free coffee/tea encourage the use of reusable water bottles and mugs.

Left: Joao Amado, Associate Manager of Custodial Services,  offers information about our campus-wide Green Cleaning initiatives at the HLS Earth Day Fair in April 2016.