In April, Harvard Law School participated in festivities commemorating Earth Month at Harvard, an inaugural initiative featuring university-wide events and activities to raise awareness of environmental issues.  On April 22, HLS celebrated Earth Day on the Harkness Patio with live music and free food donated by local, sustainable vendors.

As part of its sustainability efforts, the law school has developed a number of initiatives and building improvement projects, including lighting updates in Langdell Library and the addition of heat recovery units in Hauser Hall.

View a slideshow of the Earth Day festivities at HLS.

Read stories about HLS green initiatives, including: Green carpet awards; re-useable coffee mugs; HLS Read&Ride and bike shelter; waste audits at HLS; 1L pledge to reduce environmental impact; dorm students switch to compact fluorescent lamps and Summer 2010 facilities projects.

The law school is committed to the university’s sustainability principles, particularly the University Greenhouse Gas Goal of reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions 30% below fiscal year 2006 levels by 2016. Since 2006, HLS has reduced emissions by 21%.