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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. 

The Empirical Case for a Plant Based Diet

"The Empirical Case for a Plant-Based Diet" presented by Matt Hayek, Fourth year PhD Student at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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.

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...
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. 

Recent efforts to make healthy eating a default choice include making nutrition education more accessible to children and adults, incentivizing the purchase and consumption of