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organic landscaping

In spite of their “greenness”, lawns can be huge burdens on the environment. During summer try watering and mowing your lawn less often. You will conserve water, release fewer greenhouse gases, and save money. 

Here are some tips on making your holiday season more sustainable from Harvard University Housing. 

Freecycle clothes

This is a helpful green tip from the Harvard Kennedy School Green Team. 

HLS Green Mug Shot

Carry a travel mug to get discounts at all Harvard University Dining Halls and most other cafés.

Harvard's Allston Farmer's Market will host one of three drop-off locations for Mayor Thomas M. Menino's pilot program to allow Boston residents to drop off compostable food scraps for free. The other two locations are Egleston Square and Bowdoin-...
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. This is the mantra that led to the birth of freecycling - the act of giving away unwanted items at no cost. Just say the word FREE and the crowds will follow. Freecycling is a great way to...
Adams House, famously known as “Harvard’s Most Historic House”, has implemented a new tradition to add to its rich house history: Trayless Saturday Lunches. Instead of using trays to carry their meals from the servery to the dining...
Every year, Harvard produces over 24,000 phone books that are distributed across the University, but this year - 6,000 (25%) fewer phone books will be produced (about 6,300 lbs - the size of 7 male polar bears!). While working with Green Teams...
Harvard Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee collected over 250 pairs of shoes this year for Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe collection program. The students collected shoes in the dorms and at the athletics facilities and then brought them to...
Harvard Law School’s 2009 Commencement Luncheon was its greenest yet, with over 65% of meal leftovers, by volume, reclaimed for recycling or composting. Three key components led to this recycling victory: a central “Recycling Tent,...