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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. 

Harvard University District Energy

Learn more about Harvard's District Energy system. 

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...
“We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.” Here Emerson points to a way that nature itself has shaped the kind of things that we are. But this power of observation, and potential for learning, can be applied to a multitude of...
Universities play a vital role in supporting research and educating students to understand how chemistry and chemical design can affect health and sustainability. On Thursday, April 16, 2015 the FAS Green Program and the Department of Chemistry and...

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

Lauren Kuntz, PhD candidate at Harvard University, gave this TEDx talk in December 2015.