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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.

Standing among the flowers and plants on the roof of Batten Hall on a recent August day is reminiscent of standing in a country meadow on a late summer afternoon. Petals flutter slightly in the wind and bees buzz from flower to flower seeking nectar...

At Harvard, as part of our organic landscaping and maintenance program, staff are creating compost tea.

Harvard Yard during the fall is quite a spectacular experience. The different ages and species of the trees scattered across Old Yard and Tercentenary Theater result in an almost impressionistic display of light and color. Tourists flock not only to...