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17 Jul 19
Harvard Gazette
When six Harvard College students noticed growing pools of rainwater on campus walkways, instead of hopping over or tiptoeing around them, they set out to fix the problem. During the spring, the students, as part of their work with the Green Think Initiative, led a successful effort to bring a pair of rain gardens to campus that will help absorb storm water overflow and filter out chemicals and pollutants. They are believed to be the first rain gardens on campus, said Paul Smith, associate manager of Harvard Landscape Services. “One of the great things about this project is not only is it a good symbol of sustainability, but it is showing that Harvard supports active student movement toward that goal,” said Taisa Kulyk ’22, a member of the Green Think Initiative, a first-year student think tank based at the Harvard Office of Sustainability. The gardens were recently installed by Harvard Landscape Services in the Leverett House and Mather House courtyards as part of a pilot initiative. Next year, the University hopes to add more of them if they prove effective at flood reduction. The effort comes at a time when rising temperatures associated with climate change have led to increased rainfall, especially in the Northeast. In 2018, for example, Massachusetts and several nearby states experienced their rainiest year on record. At Harvard, green spaces, like the Yard, often turn into a series of ponds during prolonged downpours or when drain systems back up. Eventually the water spills onto walkways, turning them into obstacle courses for pedestrians. The five first-year students from this year’s Green Think Initiative and their sophomore student coordinator sought a solution that was both sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. They launched their rain gardens project. The recessed gardens use a mix of soil, sand, compost, and mulch that retains water and either releases it slowly into a drain or uses it to feed the native flowers and deep-rooted shrubs planted in each. The gardens also act as a natural filter for many of the pollutants found in stormwater runoff. [gz_photo_layout_two_asymmetric left=”280952″ right=”280953″ caption=”The%20rain%20garden%20blooms%20at%20Leverett%20House.%20″ /] To describe the extensive research they conducted and otherwise educate fellow students, The Green Think builders plan to display signs at each location to explain what the gardens are and how they work. As part of the project, the students had to break down the cost of the gardens for administrators and scout out potential locations. The experience allowed the group to gain experience in project management, communication, and negotiation. For some it has launched or solidified plans to explore careers in related environmental fields. “When I see them be as successful as they’ve been this past year I can’t help but feel like this is more than just a volunteer organization,” said Christiana Akins, who oversees the program at the Office of Sustainability. “It’s a way to change their school experience or even their lives.” Past Green Think projects have included installing water-bottle filling stations on campus and leading composting efforts in first-year student dorms and restrooms around campus. Nazneen Cooper, assistant dean of campus design and planning in the Office of Physical Resources & Planning, was one of the administrators who this year’s Green Think students approached with the idea. She was impressed with the initiative the students showed. “There was an awareness regarding flooding … acknowledging that there are a lot of issues with heavy rain … that there is soil compaction as a result of urban usage and that some of the drains can’t handle the amount of water as quickly as we would like them to,” Cooper said. “They made these observations which I thought were insightful and helpful, and then they came up with a suggestion.” The students funded the project with $6,000 in grant money from the Office of Sustainability and from the Harvard Undergraduate Consulting on Business and the Environment. In addition to helping stem campus flooding and educating other students, Green Think members hope the gardens serve as inspiration. [gz_explore id=”173979,269839″ alignment=”right” /] “I know a lot of students initially are lost as to how they can make a change or difference in their community in regards to global climate change,” said Brian Seo ’22. “A lot of people think that they should start a program or do big things to change or help, but though this program I [hope] people see that it’s not always about that. It’s sometimes about taking small steps.” Alida Monaco, the group’s sophomore coordinator, agreed. “It’s going to be the millions of small changes that end up effecting the greatest change,” she said. [gz_email_signup /]
17 Jul 19

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Ericsson is taking full advantage of the 5G wave. And his accounts suffer. The Swedish telecom equipment maker, the number two in the market behind Huawei according to IHS Markit, has seen its sales increase by 7% over the last three months, according to the latest results published this Wednesday morning. In the first half, […]

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17 Jul 19
Sport Archives

If Monaco has once again lost the final of the Championship of France for the second year in a row, Monegasques can comfort themselves with the extension of Eric Buckner. The American has decided to continue the adventure on the Rock for a season. Arrived last December, he had brought his power and his generosity […]

17 Jul 19
Ebook Mania

Sul finire degli anni Sessanta una nevicata eccezionale si abbatte su Torino per cinque giorni, ora nascondendo ora evidenziando le tracce di una serie di personaggi: dietro l’apparente normalità delle loro vite, che si intersecano in una rete di relazioni ed eventi, si nascondono vittime e carnefici. Tutto ha inizio quando Stella riceve l’incarico di uccidere, al suo arrivo a Porta Nuova, un professore di lettere appassionato di scienze occulte. Qualcosa però va subito storto e le vittime diventano due… Ma non solo: Stella diviene a sua volta il bersaglio di un killer, un uomo solitario e anaffettivo che uccide per sentirsi vivo. In quella stessa notte qualcun altro morirà in circostanze strane e, alle prime luci dell’alba, in un prato attiguo al Cimitero Monumentale verranno rinvenute, sepolte dalle neve, cinque piccole bare bianche disposte a formare un macabro pentacolo. Il commissario Aldo Piacentini, “mammone” e con il vizio di ripetere mentalmente i sinonimi delle parole pronunciate dagli altri, si mette al lavoro con la sua squadra per cercare di dipanare la matassa: il ritrovamento di una strana statuetta raffigurante un monaco sarà determinante per risalire al movente di una parte delle morti. Ma questo frate esiste realmente? Nei sotterranei del manicomio di Collegno – particolarmente affollati nella notte risolutiva – si svelerà l’identità del *Guardiano dei Cavalieri*. Elisa e Gianna, due donne a dir poco particolari, saranno determinanti nell’aiutare Stella a capire chi lo voleva uccidere e per quale motivo, mentre Piacentini – turbato da una conoscenza femminile – crederà di aver portato a termine l’indagine. Un noir insieme d’azione serrata e riflessione su verità scomode, che trascina il lettore sul manto bianco sporco che copre una città cupa e malinconica.

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17 Jul 19
Sport Archives

François Kamano will not finally leave League 1. According to The Team, Guinean international striker Girondins is about to join AS Monaco. Both clubs are "very close to an agreement," they say. Previously played by Bastia, 23-year-old François Kamano scored 13 goals in 51 appearances last season with Bordeaux, including 10 goals in 37 Ligue […]

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