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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.

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

More than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contain at least one neonicotinoid , a class of pesticide that has been implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which adult bees abandon their...

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...
Harvard's Office for Sustainability and the Built Environment & Health Student Consortium at the Harvard T.H. Chan School recently sponsored the Re(Design) Innovation Challenge , a case competition asking student teams to submit redesigns of a...