Waste Not

Alice McCarthy, July 29th, 2010 | Filed under
  • image courtesy of Streetwise Cycle

You all know we at the Broad are passionate about our science. But news circulated today in the lobby of our Cambridge Center facilities that we are also doing our part in protecting the environment.

Our landlord announced that the complex of buildings including Cambridge Center posted some impressive recycling numbers. We're a few months away from America Recycles Day on November 15 but we thought we'd share the news. 

From January through June 2010, we and our neighbors at CC recycled 101.92 tons out of 308.14 tons of waste; an impressive 33% recycling rate.

This equates to:

  • 1,744 adult trees
  • 713,440 gallons of water
  • 39,749 gallons of oil
  • 6,115 lbs of effluent from polluting the air
  • 407,680 kilowatt hours of electricity

So congratulations fellow Broadies and the rest of the group at Cambridge Center for doing your part in recycling in the 'hood. Google, if you're reading this (as you are a fellow CC tenant), how about modifying your logo to acknowledge the news...