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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. 

Living Lab: Rethinking Campus Operations

In this video we explore how staff work every day at Harvard to reduce the environmental footprint of campus operations.

Environmental health scientist and instructor Gary Adamkiewicz tells us what to watch out for in our foods.

From the calming and relaxing properties of lavender, to the antiviral offerings of lemon balm the Harvard Countway Community Garden offers a wealth of medicinal herbs in the heart of Boston’s urban medical area. On September 27, a bright and...

A green tip from the facilities team at the Radcliffe Institue for Advanced Study

Students and faculty push for the elimination of flame retardants in dorm furniture.
Arlene Blum, who is featured in the movie Toxic Hot Seat , will be on campus the week of February 17 to discuss her decades-long work to eliminate toxic chemicals from flame retardants with members of the Harvard community. In advance of her visit,...

Here are 5 tips from our friends on the Harvard Longwood Campus EcoOpportunity Team to help you have a more sustainable Thanksgiving.