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    The HCL Green Team was the driving force behind the effort to "green" staff workspaces in all HCL buildings. From left, chair Andy Laplume, Tim Driscoll, Monique Duhaime and George Clark. Not pictured: Thomas Bahr, Lars Klint and Peter Reuell.
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    Conservation Services earned Green Leaf One. From left, Drew O'Doherty, Sabrena Johnson, Heather Caldwell, Heidi Hendricks, Todd Pattison, Lauren Telepak, Katherine Westermann, AnnMarie Ostrowski and Graham Patten pose with their certificate. For all staff who participated in the greening effort, see the Preservation & Imaging Department Staff Directory.
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    The Office of the Librarian and Harvard College Library Communications both earned Green Leaf Four. From left, are Barbie McGarrah, Nancy Cline, Laura Totten, Beth Brainard, Elizabeth Johnson, Peter Reuell, Rebecca Graham, Susan Fliss, Timothy Fenn, Marilyn Wood, and Joanna Fu. Not pictured: Enrique Diaz.
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    Imaging Services, with a staff of more than three dozen employees, also earned Green Leaf Two. Front row, from left, Richard Burns, Xiao Li Yang, Jo-Hannah Milonopoulos, Edith Young, Lynn White and Qing Gao... more.
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    HCL Information Technology Services earned Green Leaf Two. From the front, Deb Morley, Evie Santana-Nola, Karen Moore, Christopher Jeris, Julia Ashmun, Zhenyu Zhao, Steven Ng, Al Burns, Jeff Bernhard, Adam Johnson, Philip Duffy, Ramsahoye Khemraj, James Perlman, Albert Quartararo, Mark Farrar and Daniel Gregson.
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    HCL Financial Services earned Green Leaf Two. From left, Barbara Ives, Brendan Durkin, Jeanne Gaunt, Karen DeBerio, Jill Hiller and Michael Currier. Not pictured: Leah Nickel.
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    The Judaica Division earned Green Leaf One. From left, Violet Radnofsky, Elizabeth Vernon, Vardit Haimi-Cohen, Hadassa Schwartz and Charles Berlin.
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    Lamont Library's Access Services earned Green Leaf Three. From left, Linda Collins, and Rosanne Sheridan. For all staff who participated in the greening effort, see Access Servicse in the Lamont Staff Directory.
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    The Middle Easern Division staff earned Green Leaf Two. From left, are Matthew Smith, David Zmijewski, Nada Hussein, Michael Grossman, Karim Rouqui, Abdelaali Boutaqmanti and Michael Hopper.
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    The Slavic Division earned Green Leaf Two. From left, Asaph Jagendorf, Luba Dyky, Olha Aleksic, Kristin Kulash, Bradley Schaffner and Anna Rakityanskaya. Not pictured: Lev Chaban, Joanna Epstein, and Hana Pyro.
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    Widener Library's Access Services unit earned Green Leaf Three. From left, Linda Collins, Jason Clarke and Francesca Giacchino. For all staff who took part in the greening effort, see Access Services in the Widener Staff Directory.
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    Widener Library Collection Development earned Green Leaf Two. From left, Kristin Stoklosa, E. Sebastian Hierl, David Leyenson, Bassey Irele, Alison Scott, Lynn Shirey, Laureen Esser, Daryl Boone and Nancy Quinn. Not pictured: Maria Antonakopoulos, Rhea Lesage, Rebecca Wingfield and Dan Hazen.
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    The Harvard Map Collection earned Green Leaf One. From left, Zuzana Nagy, Joseph Garver, Scott Walker and Whitley Frost. Not pictured: Bonnie Burns, Louise Baptiste, and Jonathan Rosenwasser.
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    Tozzer Library earned Green Leaf Three. From left, Marcia Deihl, Ralph Montilio, Monica Hileman, Sarah Kasten, Ann Heintz, Kamilia Kaczor, Janet Steins, Greg Finnegan. Not pictured: Monica Hileman, Lars Klint, Isabel Quintana, Susan Berstler.
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    HCL Operations earned Green Leaf Four. From left, Derek Ramsey, Paul Bellenoit, Barbara Jump, Andy Laplume and Tim Gray. HCL Operations is responsible for strategic sustainability planning for all libraries.
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    HCL Human Resource Services earned Green Leaf Four. From left, Valerie Sacchetti, Abbey McGuire, Diane Cox, Jennifer Goldstein, Anna Anctil, Lisa Plosker, and Sherrie Whang.
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    Houghton Library staff earned Green Leaf Four. From left, Vernica Downey, Leslie Morris, Susan Pyzynski, Monique Duhaime, Karen Nipps, Carie McGinnis, Bill Stoneman and more.
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    Services for Academic Programs earned Green Leaf Two. From left, Laura Blake, Cheryl LaGuardia, Susan Gilroy and Mary Beth Clack. Not pictured: Frederic Burchsted, Mikel Burt, Ramona Islam, Pamela Matz and Kathleen Sheehan.
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    Maps, Media, Data and Government Information earned Green Leaf One. From left, Martin Schreiner, Paul Worster, George Clark, Lynn Sayers and Diane Sredl. Not pictured: John Baldisserotto, Geoff Carens, Vida Margaitis, Ranald Smith, Julia Starkey, Bonnie Burns, Joseph Garver, Louise Baptiste, Whitley Frost and Scott Walker.
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    Reference Services and Learning Technology earned Green Leaf Two. From left, Joe Bourneuf, David Cort, Deborah Kelley-Milburn, Michael Hemment, Stephen Kuehler and Colleen Bryant. Not pictured: Mikel Burt.

January 28, 2011 –As of January 1, 2011, all workspaces in buildings managed by Harvard College Library Operations have achieved at least Green Leaf One certification from the University’s Office of Sustainability (OFS).

Staff in Widener, Houghton, Lamont, Pusey, and Tozzer libraries were challenged to “go green” last February by the HCL Green Team, with the goal being 100 percent at level one by the first of the year.  The challenge was part of a university-wide initiative, the Green Office program, launched by the OFS.

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“The commitment by staff to this program has been exceptional,” said Andy Laplume, Assistant Director for Project/Building Systems Management and Chairman of the HCL Green Team. “Throughout the libraries, staff took dozens of steps to green their workspaces, and found innovative ways to incorporate sustainability into their day-to-day work. Those efforts will benefit the libraries, and will ultimately help Harvard meet its sustainability goals.”

The successful effort demanded close collaboration between Green Team members and staff. To help with the certification, each Green Team member worked directly with representatives from library offices, guiding them through the certification process, answering questions about Green Leaf requirements and offering advice on how to meet certification criteria.

Several offices far surpassed the HCL goal by achieving Green Leaf Four.  HCL Operations, Human Resource Services, Communications, Office of the Librarian of Harvard College, and Houghton Library join only five other offices across the University at the program’s highest level.

Access Services in Widener and Lamont libraries, and Tozzer Library achieved Green Leaf Three.

HCL Information Technology Services, Financial Services, Imaging Services, Middle Eastern and Slavic divisions, Services for Academic Programs, Reference Services and Learning Technology and Widener Collection Development achieved Green Leaf Two.
 
HCL Collection Conservation, Harvard Map Collection, Judaica Division, and the Maps, Media, Data and Government Information unit achieved Green Leaf One.

“I would like to extend my thanks to each member of the HCL Green Team – Thomas Bahr, George Clark, Tim Driscoll, Monique Duhaime, Sarah Kasten, Lars Klint, and chair Andy LaPlume - for their dedication and perseverance, and to all the HCL staff members who made an effort to meet the challenge and to further HCL’s ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Paul Bellenoit, Director of Operations and Security, who leads the Library’s sustainability efforts.


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Imaging Services
Second row, Mary Kokol, Hong Xin Chen, Shirleyann Holcombe, Maggie Hale, Alice Shen, Anne Kern, Shelley Zatsky and Lily Brooks. Back row, David Remington, Bill Comstock, Todd Bachmann, Ying Bin (Benny) Li, William Conary Jr., Joseph Cavallo, Thomas Lingner, Elizabeth Chase, Theresa Kelliher and Katherine Sweeney. For all staff who participated in the greening effort, see the Preservation & Imaging Department Staff Directory.

Houghton Library
Bonnie Salt, Susi Barbarossa, Vicki Denby, Jennifer Lyons, Christina Linklater, Mary Oey, Tom Horrocks, Ryan Wheeler, Christina Davis, Alison Harris, Michael Austin, Rachel Howarth, Micah Hoggatt, Pamela Madsen, John Overholt, Andrea Cawelti, Mary Haegert, Lewis Day, Elaine Shiner, Bruno Leung, Janet Scinto. For all staff who participated in the greening effort, see the Houghton Library Staff Directory