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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. 

MBTA map

Harvard offers a 50% discount on all monthly MBTA transit passes for employees and pre-tax savings on private transit providers such as Amtrak, regional transit authorities, and private bus companies.

Harvard University District Energy

Learn more about Harvard's District Energy system. 

Drive Less

Effects of driving less poster.

Biodiesel began fueling the 25 diesel vehicles in Harvard’s fleet during Spring 2004 as the University Operations Services constructed its very own biodiesel filling station. The 20% soybean oil, 80% diesel oil blend promises to reduce the...
In September 2006, one of Harvard's recycling trucks was converted to run on waste vegetable oil from Annenberg Dining Hall. The project, first proposed by two students, was implemented by Harvard Recycling, HGCI, and the Harvard Transportation...
Did you know that Harvard’s Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) Custodial Services is the only cleaning service at Harvard — or across Massachusetts — to have achieved Green Seal™ certification, an industry mark of...
(The following post was written by two Harvard graduate students about their adventures in novice urban beekeeping). In the Spring of 2011, we were involved in a conversation with Louisa Dennison of the Harvard Community Garden about bringing...
Harvard Real Estate held its very first Green Your Work Scene ice cream social last week outside on the Holyoke Center Plaza. The flavor-of-the-day? Community engagement! Over 330 employees spent their break enjoying the beatuiful weather and...
The spring semester brings many opportunities for staff recognition at Harvard. Dean’s Awards, Harvard Heroes, Green Carpet Awards, and more. It’s a time of recognizing those in the community who go above and beyond, inspire colleagues,...